Political Activity

Staff members are free to engage in political activities in their personal capacities when, in the staff members’ judgment, such activities will not conflict with their ability to carry out Open Society Foundation responsibilities.  Staff members should keep in mind, when making such decisions, the potential difficulty in outside perception in distinguishing between the staff members’ personal and professional capacities.  No political activities can be conducted during a staff member’s business day, or with the use of any Foundation resources, and staff members engaging in political activities must make clear that they are doing so in their individual capacities.  Staff members must not use their affiliations with the Foundation when identifying themselves in connection with political activity.