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The Office of Investigations is responsible for conducting Department of Human Resources related internal investigations. It also oversees the fingerprinting and criminal background checks for all employees.

The Internal Investigator conducts internal investigations for inappropriate conduct, including:

  • Title IX
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Violations of applicable laws, regulations, policies, or procedures
  • Fraudulent accounting or financial reporting
  • Retaliation

Contact Us
Renee McGlothlin, Coordinator of Internal Investigations
Investigations@hcps.org
102 South Hickory Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410)809-6087
Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal financial aid. Harford County Public Schools(HCPS) is committed to providing a safe, secure, and orderly environment free of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, for both HCPS students and staff.

Discrimination/Harassment Investigations

Harford County Public Schools does not discriminate in its employment, programs, and activities based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy or parenting status, family structure, ability (cognitive, social/emotional, and physical), veteran status, genetic information, age, immigration or citizenship status, socioeconomic status, language, or any other legally or constitutionally protected attributes or affiliations.

Title IX - About us

The Title IX Office is responsible for the response to reports of Sexual Harassment when the Respondent is a HCPS employee. Every reported incident is fully addressed and resolved.

Title IX Resources
Additional Resources
Title IX FAQs
What is the role of a Title IX Coordinator?
The Title IX Coordinator ensures that HCPS is compliant with the Department of Education Title IX Regulations, monitors the implementation of Title IX procedures, and oversees the compliant process for HCPS.
Can I report anonymously?
Complaints can be filed anonymously; however, if you file a complaint and wish to remain anonymous during the investigation, it may significantly impact HCPS’ ability to conduct an investigation. In some circumstances, a request for anonymity may mean an investigation cannot go forward. In other circumstances, the potential risk to the community may mean further investigation is necessary, in which case you will be informed that the disclosure of your identity is necessary to the investigatory process.
What is an advisor?
An "Advisor" is a person chosen by either party who may be, but is not required, an attorney. An Advisor provides support, guidance, assistance, and/or advice to the individual, and may inspect and review evidence directly related to the allegations at issue. An Advisor may be a friend, mentor, family member, attorney, or any other individual a Party chooses to advise, support, and/or consult with them during the grievance process. The Advisor may not be someone who gave rise to the complaint, such as someone who is or could become a witness.
Is there a timeline to file a report with the Title IX Coordinator?
A HCPS student or staff member can file a report directly with the Title IX Coordinator at any time. A delay in reporting may result in the loss of relevant evidence impacting HCPS' ability to respond and take appropriate action.
Is what I report confidential?
HCPS respects the privacy concerns of those who may be subject to or witness to incidents of harassment. Even if someone is responsible for reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, HCPS officials will protect and respect privacy, and HCPS officials will protect and respect privacy and will share information on a need-to-know basis. Similarly, the Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Investigator will respect the sensitivity of this information and share it with others only on a need-to-know basis.
Additional Resources
Discrimination/Harassment FAQs
What it Title VII?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination because of employees' protected class.
What is unlawful discrimination?
Treating an employee differently (usually less favorably) because of their protected class. For example, hiring, firing, promotion, pay rate, discipline, etc.
What is workplace harassment?
Workplace harassment is all conduct which creates a hostile work environment when the conduct is based on a person being in the protected class.
What are the two types of unlawful harassment?

Hostile Work Environment - when working conditions are made intolerable for an employee because of their sex or other protected class. Supervisors, co-workers, contractors, and visitors can create a hostile work environment.

Quid Pro Quo - When a supervisor in a position to influence a subordinate's employment status offers job perks in exchange for sexual favors, it is quid pro quo sexual harassment. Examples include offering a raise, a promotion, a favorable transfer, or workplace perks.

Am I protected from retaliation?
The law protects employees who make a discrimination or harassment complaint or participate in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination or harassment.
Policies and Procedures

The Board of Education of Harford County does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, pregnancy, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

In accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq.), Harford County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities or with regard to employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX, and its implementing regulations to Harford County Public Schools:

Involving students, refer to: Ken Miller, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 
at (410) 375-0408 or Kenneth.Miller@hcps.org;

Involving all other members of the school community, refer to: Renee McGlothlin, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 
at (410) 809-6087 or Renee.McGlothlin@hcps.org.

Discrimination complaints may also be filed with other agencies, such as the Office of Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202, 1-800-421-3481. For updated information on the Board of Education, visit www.hcps.org.