Listserv Protocols

In order to facilitate professional and informational communications, the following are suggested as proper protocol:

  1. Do not use CAPITAL letters - It is considered yelling.
  2. Profanity is not permitted.
  3. Read your document carefully before you send it. Check that the e-mail is accurate and that is says exactly what you want to say. Remember that there is a person at the other end of the e-mail, use professional integrity when addressing another member specifically. If this is not possible, a phone call may be appropriate.
  4. If you are replying to a previous e-mail, reference it or include a copy with your reply.
  5. Information must be included in the subject line or the listserv will reject your message.
  6. E-mail addresses on this lists are private and not for distribution of any kind without permission of the individual and GSA.
  7. Please do not distribute copies of e-mail submissions to persons that are not on the listserv. Comments are restricted to those on the listserv.
  8. Political postings (including endorsements of GSA officers) are not permitted.
  9. Job announcements are prohibiited.