What's a sound policy on personal use of company computers?

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Question: “We’re updating our employee handbook. Does anyone have advice on setting a policy regulating employees’ personal use of our electronic equipment and resources, such as PCs and the Internet?”—David, NY

(Feel free to post policy language if it’s relatively brief. Web links to your handbook are welcome too—if your own policies permit it.)


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We notify the employee in orientation prior to employment that :

"As an employee of _________, no reasonable expectation of privacy should be expected concerning emails, voice messages, telephone conversations and locker/desk searches. The employer asserts its right to listen to messages and conversations, read emails, perform searches, and other actions as deemed necessary by the administrator, as the company is legally liable for questionable material used by the employees. No personal phone calls or emails shou...(register to read more)

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