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					This Employee Computer Use Policy outlines a policy for an employer to adopt
regarding the use of computers in the office by employees and the use of company
supplied computers and software services. The policy restricts certain computer and
software uses in order to minimize personal use of computers and to reduce office
distractions. It also provides the proper procedure for an employee to request a
company computer. Employers should use this policy to clearly lay out employee
expectations, protect company property, and shield itself from liability arising from
improper computer usage.
                           EMPLOYEE COMPUTER USE POLICY
This Employee Computer Use Policy (the “Policy”) is hereby made one the ____ day of
__________, 2____, by ___________________________ (the “Company”).

This Policy affects any employee who is provided with and authorized to use a Company
computer and/or associated software services for the transaction of Company business and for all
employees in respect to the use of Company computers and/or associated software services while
at the Company’s place of business.

I        COMPANY-SUPPLIED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SERVICES

         A. Any employee of Company who is supplied a computer or has access to software
            services by Company is at all times prohibited from using the computer or software
            services for any purpose that is offensive or harmful to Company or its employees, or
            that violates any Company policy, or any state or federal law in any way.

         B. Any employee who uses computerized or web-based services, including email, that
            have been supplied by Company should be aware that computerized communications
            can be intercepted and any such employee should take all proper precautions when
            discussing confidential information relating to Company or Company’s business.

         C. Any and all equipment, including any email account(s) supplied by Company to an
            employee, shall remain the sole property of Company.

II       USE OF COMPUTER IN OFFICE

         A. Employees of Company, who use their personal or Company-supplied Computers,
            login services, or software services including email, while at Company’s place of
            business, should take all steps necessary to minimize the distractions associated with
            such use.

         B. While employees are at the Company’s place of business, all computer functions,
            including email accounts, whether personal or Company-supplied should be used
            only for official Company business. Any use of Company computers for personal use
            is a violation of Company policy.

III      EMPLOYEE REQUEST FOR COMPANY COMPUTER

         A. Any employee who wishes to obtain and utilize a Company-supplied computer for
            purposes of transacting business of Company shall make a request in writing to his or
            her supervisor or designee.

         B. Such supervisor or designee shall evaluate each employee request for a Company-
            supplied computer and shall determine if such request is reasonable and warranted.
            Upon determination by a supervisor or designee, the supervisor or designee shall


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              promptly notify the employee as to whether his or her request was accepted or
              declined.

         C. Any employee who violates this Policy shall be subject to disciplinary action by
            Company, which may result in employment termination and/or loss of employee’s
            Company-supplied computer and/or privileges.

IV       SERVICING OF COMPANY-SUPPLIED COMPUTERS

         A. Any Company-supplied computer that requires servicing shall be serviced by an
            authorized agent or computer/IT representative duly appointed by Company.

         B. All employees who have been provided a Company computer shall be responsible for
            its safekeeping, reasonable wear and tear expected, and shall promptly notify
            Company or an authorized agent of the Company in the event that any Company-
            supplied computer or software requires servicing.

DATED:


ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED TO BY:



_____________________________
[Name of Employee]




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Description: This Employee Computer Use Policy outlines a policy for an employer to adopt regarding the use of computers in the office by employees and the use of company supplied computers and software services. The policy restricts certain computer and software uses in order to minimize personal use of computers and to reduce office distractions. It also provides the proper procedure for an employee to request a company computer. Employers should use this policy to clearly lay out employee expectations, protect company property, and shield itself from liability arising from improper computer usage.
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