The national park’s river district manages public safety and the canyon’s wildlife on the Colorado River. The proposed changes include a new position that would oversee the park employees on the river. That person would report directly to the park superintendent. The idea is the shorter chain of command would improve communication.
A January 2016 report by the Office of Inspector General found male National Park Service employees demanded sex from their female co-workers and punished those who refused. When the women complained, supervisors didn’t properly investigate or follow up.
Park employees plan to present a final recommendation to the superintendent by August.