Computer and Network Usage Policies

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    Computer and Network Usage Policies

    Many employers are increasingly concerned that computer and network facilities
    be used appropriately for company (and sometimes personal) use. The following
    links will provide guidelines and samples of this type of policy. (The library
    includes a related, comprehensive set of subtopics in All
    About Computers, Internet & Web

    Sections of This Topic Include

    Sample Computer Usage Policy
    Various Policies and Perspectives
    Implications of E-Mail Records

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    Sample Computer Usage Policy

    The following wording can be considered by an organization that is considering
    developing a policy to guide organization members to appropriate usage of the
    organization’s Internet-related resources. This policy is referenced from Polices
    about Using Computers and Networks

    “The (organization’s) internal network is connected to the Internet.
    Everyone wit computer access to the internal network has the ability access
    the Internet, including use of electronic mail and the World Wide Web. While
    the Internet is a great resource for our organization, it is the responsibility
    of each employee to use this resource responsibly and respectfully. It is assumed
    that the predominant use of these resources will be for work use, and that any
    personal use of electronic mail or the World Wide Web will be limited; never
    a priority over work matters. If an employee is found spending excessive time
    on personal use of these resources, this privilege may be revoked for that employee.

    Electronic mail sent from the Institute should be treated the same as any
    other communication that is sent. All communications represent the (organization
    name) as a whole, and as such, should be written in a professional and appropriate
    manner. This also applies to any material that is published on the (organization
    name’s) World Wide Website.

    If there are any question regarding this policy, please contact ____________.”

    Various Policies
    and Perspectives

    Richland, WA
    Computer and Internet Policies

    Sample Wording for an Internet Usage Policy
    Lawletter’s Acceptable
    Use Policy

    Implications of E-Mail Records

    Developing a Policy for Managing Email
    E-mail as Records – Industry Analysts

    What’s Your Corporate E-mail Policy?

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