CODE OF CONDUCT
Gordon believes that ethics and accountability matter. The Jenkins for Judge campaign is observing the following Code of Conduct, for the candidate and all campaign staff.
All campaign workers - candidates, paid staff, interns, and contractors who will work with other campaign workers - as well as volunteers who will supervise others will be required to acknowledge and agree to this code of conduct as a condition of employment. This code of conduct will be posted publicly on the candidate’s website and linked to from the front page/menu.
The goal of this code of conduct is to ensure that each member of the campaign team feels valued, safe, and supported within the team structure. To that end, in addition to being a condition for employment, this document is intended to serve a dual purpose: to ensure that all members of the campaign team undergo explicit education in the expectations that the campaign leadership have defined and to ensure that resources for taking appropriate action are available, should they prove necessary.
The following values, policies, and practices govern all employees, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and others working with Jenkins for Judge (the “Campaign”). These conditions are a requirement of involvement with the Campaign. Failure to abide by the conditions set forth below by any participant in the Campaign shall result in immediate termination or removal from the Campaign.
The candidate in this campaign, Gordon Jenkins, is an equal party to this code of conduct and is equally answerable to these policies.
The Campaign expects all employees, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and others to respect the rights and opinions of others, and to refrain from behavior that impairs our mission, purpose, or culture of empowerment in the workplace.
The Campaign is deeply committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from any kind of harassment, bullying, or discrimination. Conduct that is discriminatory, harassing, or otherwise disempowering will not be tolerated. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to:
Behavior that causes or threatens to harm any person connected with the Campaign, physically or emotionally, or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm or subjecting another to a substantial risk of such harm;
Physical or verbal threats against, extreme disrespect to, or intimidation of any person which results in limiting her/his full participation in all aspects of the Campaign;
Activity that constitutes discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital or relationship status;
Engaging in disorderly conduct such as fighting; threatening behavior; sexual, gender-based, or other harassment; public disturbance; or drunk and disorderly conduct; and
Other behavior inconsistent with the standard of conduct expected of the Campaign or its commitment to providing an environment conducive to progress, empowerment, and political leadership.
The Campaign does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct. Sexual harassment may include sexual advances, sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct that is of a sexual nature. Sexual misconduct includes behavior that falls short of the legal definition of sexual harassment, but nonetheless is unprofessional, inappropriate, and inconsistent with our cultural values.
The Campaign expects all employees and contractors to treat one another and the public equitably, fairly, and with professionalism and respect at all times.
The Campaign encourages its employees or contractors to report behavior that is unprofessional, inappropriate, unfair, or inequitable.
Retaliation for reporting inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. The Campaign is committed to ensuring that no employee experiences an adverse effect or consequence as the result of speaking up.
The Campaign is committed to creating a safe and violence-free work environment and will not tolerate violence or threats of violence of any kind.
The Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and job applicants will be treated fairly and equitably, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
The Campaign encourages its employees, contractors, volunteers, and others to take action to make our community and workplace better. That means we all need to do our part to create an environment that is more empowering, equitable, and enjoyable for all who wish to be a part of our campaign. This includes reporting misconduct and/or identifying inappropriate behavior as such when we observe it as bystanders.
Any time any party feels that the Campaign could be doing better, the Campaign encourages that party to speak up and share their concerns with their supervisor or another trusted employee. The Campaign believes that employees, volunteers, and others have an obligation to do their part to create a culture that is supportive and free from intimidation or bias.
If, for whatever reason, that party does not wish to speak with their supervisor about a concern, the following individual who is separate and apart from campaign management has agreed to be a point of contact and is committed to taking any concerns seriously and will work to respond to the situation in accordance with the wishes of any reporting party. Any matter discussed with this individual will remain confidential until the party chooses otherwise. While not employed by the campaign, this advisor has also agreed to this code of conduct:
Kacie Emerick, Code of Conduct Officer
Email: kaciebemerick at gmail dot com
The Campaign knows that it is impossible to identify every possible scenario in one statement. To that end, that campaign also commits to relying on each other’s judgment and willingness to take action in order to ensure that the Campaign maintains a workplace culture that is equitable and empowering. Any confusion as to how this code applies to a certain situation should be clarified with a supervisor, another trusted colleague, or the campaign advisor listed above.