Code of Conduct



ARM management are committed to a safe and respectful working environment and expects all Facility activities to be carried out in a safe, professional, and highly ethical way. ARM staff and visitors must abide by all local, state, and federal laws. Beyond this, treating everyone with dignity and respect sets the right environment to support the collaborations and success we wish for all ARM participants and staff.

Collaborations with a wide variety of people from many organizations and countries are critical to the success of the ARM Facility. All ARM staff and science users work under the codes-of-conduct for their individual institutions that define appropriate behavior in the workplace. This Code sets minimum expectations for personal and professional behavior while working at ARM observatories or while engaging in ARM cross-institutional activities. More stringent requirements imposed by third parties (e.g., employing organizations or observatory management) remain fully in effect.

While not exhaustive, the following acts are examples of conduct that violate the fundamental principles and objectives of this Code:

  • Physical or verbal abuse of any person, including, but not limited to, harassment, stalking, bullying, or hazing of any kind, whether the behavior is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, or in written form.
  • Conduct that is offensive, indecent, obscene, or disorderly.
  • Conduct that jeopardizes the safety of any individual.
  • Violation of applicable policies, including the observatory safety plan or the hosting institution’s policies.

If you experience, witness, or have knowledge of behavior contrary to these expectations, you are encouraged to report the incident by contacting one of the designated points of contact. At any time, you are encouraged to reach out to any member of the ARM Infrastructure Management Board or the ARM Program Manager. Additional points of contact are provided below for specific intensive ARM field activities.

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated at any ARM field site, function, or other ARM activities, including meetings and work-related social events. Corrective action will be taken for any violation of this Code of Conduct. If you reach out to one of the points of contacts below, they will review options for reporting with you to determine your desired course of action.

ARM is committed to addressing any concerns that you may have in our effort to maintain a safe environment that is fair and respectful for all people.

Anyone requested to stop unacceptable or unwanted behavior is expected to comply immediately. Refusal to comply, or repeat violations, will be considered when determining consequences. ARM reserves the right to take actions up to, and including, separation of individuals, removal of violators from any of its facilities and reporting the incident to the violator’s home institutions or relevant authorities.

These immediate actions represent the initial response to restore and maintain the safety of affected individuals. There may be additional long-term consequences depending on the nature and severity of the incident following review of the circumstances. These consequences could include permanent exclusion from ARM facilities and use of ARM resources.

It is important that everyone participating in ARM activities or visiting ARM facilities feels safe and respected. If you feel that this code of conduct has been violated, please reach out to us so we can work to correct the situation.

Points of Contact

ARM Infrastructure Management Board (IMB)

ARM Mobile Facility Deployments for CAPE-k