2. Donor Influence Over Hiring

A. Interference in Early Hiring

In addition to extensive examples of direct influence in hiring, there is considerable evidence of the Koch foundation interfering in hiring much earlier than the exercise of a veto, or renewal of a hire.

Koch foundation contracts tend to provide considerable decision making power to the donor, most times allowing them multiple opportunities to veto decisions about the use of their funding. Older examples were more overt (esp. at Florida State University), but nearly all publicly available contracts for the Koch foundation's large multi-year programs give Koch foundation officials multiple opportunities through which they can veto funding.

In several instances, documents reveal that the Charles Koch Foundation requires universities to support their hires after the end of the Koch foundation's funding commitment.