On November 2, 2020, Mayor London N. Breed and Acting Human Resources Director Carol Isen announced an independent and comprehensive review of the City’s workplace policies and practices with a focus on claims of bias, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the Stanford Law School would lead the investigation. This investigation will be in addition to other efforts by the City to review and address concerns raised by employees about hiring, discipline, and retention practices with the goal of restoring employee confidence and trust in the EEO complaint process.