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Employee Privacy

It is State Tech’s goal to respect the individual privacy of its employees and at the same time maintain a safe and secure workplace. When issues of safety and security arise, employees may be requested to cooperate with an investigation. The investigation may include the following procedures to safeguard the college and its employees: searches of personal belongings, searches of work areas, searches of private vehicles on college premises, medical examinations, and the like. Failure to cooperate with an investigation is grounds for termination. Providing false information during any investigation may lead to discipline, including termination.

Employees are expected to make use of college facilities only for the business purposes of the college. Accordingly, materials that appear on college hardware or networks are presumed to be for business purposes, and all such materials are subject to review by the college at any time without notice to the employees. Employees do not have to have any expectation of privacy with respect to any material on college property. State Tech regularly monitors its communications systems and networks as allowed by law. Monitored activity may include voice, e-mail, and text communications, as well as Internet search and browsing history. Employees who make excessive use of the communications system for personal matters are subject to discipline. Employees are expected to keep personal communication to a minimum and to emergency situations.

Video surveillance. As part of its security measures and to help ensure a safe workplace, State Tech has positioned video cameras to monitor various areas of its facilities. Video cameras will not be used in private areas, such as break rooms, restrooms, etc.

 

LINE OF AUTHORITY

Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources

Contact person in that office: Amy Ames

EFFECTIVE DATE

January 2022

Approved by President: January 2022

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