Senate makes tweaks to workplace conduct rules

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Senate Committee has adopted new rules that ensure the chamber will continue to automatically release full investigative reports on sexual harassment or discrimination by senators. But under those rules, other types of workplace complaints against lawmakers might not be automatically released, though they still can be subject to public disclosure under the law and the secretary of the Senate can still choose to automatically release any complaint if he determines it is in the public interest to do so. Senate officials say staffers are concerned that every complaint they make, no matter how small, will automatically be made public.