ASTA’s Eben Peck Appointed to DOT Task Force on In-Flight Sexual Misconduct
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has appointed ASTA’s Eben Peck to its newly established National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force, a subcommittee of the Department’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC).
Creation of the task force is pursuant to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (FAA Act), signed by President Trump on October 5, 2018. The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act also requested that the department establish such a task force.
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[email protected] announced National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force members, including representatives form #OVWJustice, @FBI, @OJPOVC, and @HHSGov who will evaluate and recommend protocols for airlines responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/7wQOIDVsSC
— OVW (@OVWJustice) February 15, 2019
“It’s an honor to be appointed to this task force as the representative of national travel organizations. This is obviously a sensitive issue, and we intend to consult extensively with ASTA members throughout this process, relying on their expertise and experience to do our part to end the scourge of in-flight sexual misconduct,” said Peck, who holds the role of executive vice president, advocacy at ASTA.
DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao appointed the members, who also include representatives from the DOT, the Department of Justice (including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Office of Victims of Crime and Office on Violence Against Women), the Department of Health and Human Services, national organizations that specialize in providing services to sexual assault victims, national consumer protection organizations, national travel organizations, labor organizations, state and local law enforcement agencies, airports and air carriers.
According to a statement from the DOT, task force members were selected for their expertise in the travel industry or their relevant subject matter expertise as well as their willingness and ability to actively participate in meeting the Task Force’s objective.