Code of Conduct

Members and elected leaders of the Government Social Media professional association are held to a code of conduct.

In support of our mission to support the professionalism, integrity and credibility of the social media manager profession, our members are held to a code of conduct. Violation of these values and expectations could result in action taken by GSM up to and including termination of membership. The full code is also in our Membership Guidebook.

Member Code of Conduct

Members must:

  • Demonstrate and be dedicated to the highest ideals of ethical integrity in your role as a public sector employee
  • Respect and show proper consideration for the privacy of citizens, colleagues and other members
  • Never post malicious or misleading content about your agency, colleagues, or other members
  • Be respectful to others and treat others with civility, even in disagreement
  • Never unlawfully harass or mistreat other members
  • Attempt to resolve disagreements and differing views with other members constructively
  • Never use data you obtain from your GSM membership, including contacts in the membership directory, for your own gain, marketing, consulting or for-profit work

Leadership Code of Conduct

In addition to the Member Code of Conduct, representatives serving on our Membership Council have additional expectations. They:

  • Serve by representing the best interests of GSM and its member network in the field of social media in government.
  • Should not represent that their personal opinions online or offline are officially on behalf of GSM.
  • Agree not to disclose any private information such as membership data, operational data or any explicitly private information. A confidentiality agreement between each Council member and GSM is required.

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