No one in Salt Lake County government will have an excuse for sexually harassing fellow workers when Mari Maldonado gets done with them.

Maldonado, the county's equal employment opportunity manager, is planning to lead all 2,800 county employees in 90-minute training sessions designed to help them avoid and report sexual harassment."This is a hot issue today," Mal-donado said. She said few county employees have filed grievances recently. But she provided training sessions for county supervisors and felt it was important to inform workers as well.

"Supervisors can be held liable for what their employees do," she said.

The sessions will include a lecture and a video presentation. Maldonado hopes to get county employees to understand they can confront other employees they feel are harassing them. That will keep problems from escalating.