TAIT uses social media to further the goals of the Airport and the missions of its departments. TAIT has an overriding interest and expectation in deciding what is “spoken” on behalf of TAIT on social media sites, including without limitation blogs, online journals, bulletin boards or chat rooms, personal websites, and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc, (“social media”). This policy establishes guidelines for the use of social media. Employees posting comments in violation of the guidelines set forth in this policy on TAIT social media sites will be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal.

TAIT’s website, www.tulsaairports.com, will remain TAIT’s primary internet presence. Wherever possible, content posted to TAIT social media sites will also be available on TAIT’s main web pages. Content posted to TAIT’s social media sites should contain links directing users back to TAIT’s official web site for in-depth information, forms, documents or online services necessary to conduct business with TAIT.

TAIT’s social media sites are subject to State of Oklahoma Open Records laws. Any content maintained in a social media format that is related to TAIT business, including a list of subscribers and posted communication, is a public record.

Users and visitors to social media sites are to be aware that the intended purpose of the site is to serve as a mechanism for communication between TAIT and members of the public. TAIT social media sites must comply with applicable laws and regulations, TAIT policies, as well as the highest standards of ethics and appropriateness. In addition, comments containing any of the following forms of content will not be allowed:

  • Comments not topically related to the particular social medium article being commented upon;
  • Comments in support of or opposition to any elected or appointed state or local official, or candidates for elected office.
  • Profane language or content;
  • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination, harassment or retaliation;
  • Sexual content or links to sexual content;
  • Solicitations of non-job related commerce;
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or
  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.

These guidelines must be displayed to users or made available by hyperlink. TAIT is entitled, in its sole discretion, to immediately edit or remove content from social media sites. Any content removed based on these guidelines will be retained, including the time, date and identity of the poster when available.