Code of Conduct
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP, also known as the Program) is committed to ensuring all participants in the Program may participate in an inclusive, respectful, and safe environment. We seek to create a collegial environment where participants enjoy their experience and grow professionally and personally. USGCRP activities are guided by the highest ethical and professional standards, and participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all other participants.
This code of conduct applies to anyone attending USGCRP meetings or events, or communicating about USGCRP within and outside the Federal family. This includes all USGCRP meetings and calls (both virtual and in person), email or exchanges on digital platforms about USGCRP activities, including public engagement workshops or outreach events, and any other interactions among participants.
Participants of any USGCRP activity are expected to conduct themselves with integrity and in a manner that is professional, respectful, tolerant, and responsible.
- Be Committed to creating a positive and enjoyable experience for all participants;
- Be Respectful and considerate to colleagues at all times, using good practices for collaboration and acknowledging each other’s boundaries. Never use demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech;
- Be Generous, kind, and respectful in both giving and accepting feedback. Work hard to contribute to a collaborative, positive, and healthy professional environment; and
- Be Accountable: If mistakes occur, own up to them without being defensive. When organizers or participants fail to meet these guidelines, work together to identify problems and adjust policy and practice together.