Global Code of Conduct
The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a Federal Advisory Committee and operates under the auspices of the United States Department of State. Since its inception, OSAC has been a conduit for the exchange of information between the public and private sectors on how to mitigate security issues abroad. Each year, OSAC hosts a multitude of activities, to include in-person meetings and networking receptions, as well as virtual gatherings and electronic communications exchanges.
The U.S. Department of State, like the private sector, is committed to ensuring all OSAC participants are treated with dignity and respect and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, sexual harassment, or other unprofessional conduct. Trust, respect, professionalism, and ethical conduct are keys to our success.
OSAC is committed to providing a positive experience for all participants engaged in OSAC activities, where they feel safe and welcome regardless of: Race; Color; Gender; National Origin; Religion; Physical or Mental Disability; Sexual Orientation; or Age.
This Code of Conduct applies to all OSAC members, event attendees, speakers, and other participants (defined collectively as Participants) at the virtual 35th OSAC Annual Briefing.
It is the expectation of the Department of State and the OSAC Council that every participant will respect and abide by this Code of Conduct. We all have a responsibility to ensure our events and individual actions are professional and inclusive.
If OSAC determines that an allegation of unacceptable behavior is credible, it will take prompt and appropriate action.