The National Park Service Voices Report, launched in late 2017 with interviews with Park Service employees to uncover the extent of harassment across the agency, was completed two years later. Then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called for the investigation after a survey showing that nearly 40 percent of the National Park Service workforce had been the victim of sexual harassment, intimidation, or discrimination.
While the Covid pandemic slowed service-wide distribution of the findings, according to Park Service chief spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility officials claimed the report was intentionally “buried” to the detriment of the Park Service’s workforce.
“The Park Service has turned a deaf ear to a cry for help from its own workforce,” said Rocky Mountain PEER Director Chandra Rosenthal in November. “It is unlikely that the deep internal dysfunction the report described has improved but may have gotten worse.”