TCU decides to ask Caixa for information and considers opening an investigation

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The Federal Audit Court (TCU) decided to react to the scandal involving Pedro Guimarães and the allegations of sexual harassment at Caixa. The court will immediately request information from the state bank on existing mechanisms to prevent and combat harassment.

The request has already been made by the president of the TCU, Minister Ana Arraes, to the General Secretariat for External Control. The initiative will be announced in plenary session this Wednesday (29). In a letter addressed to the ministers of the court and the attorney general, the minister says that the case deserves to be investigated and “punished with all rigor” if confirmed.

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“This recent episode, which deserves to be investigated and, if confirmed, punished with the utmost rigor, is just a serious symptom of a much bigger problem, which is the absence of effective policies to prevent and combat harassment in public organizations. And if we are going to treat the situation only with a punitive look, this will not solve the future, only the past”, says an excerpt from the document.

Court ministers spoke during the morning about what the institutional reaction of the TCU should be in the face of the revelations made by the website Metrópoles. There was an understanding that the court should act promptly and that the president of the TCU should lead the efforts.

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Requesting information is the first step. The ministers do not rule out that a procedure is instituted.

Source: CNN Brasil

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