Consistent with the State Executive Board's rule WAC 292-110-010 regarding use of state resources, Pierce College employees are allowed very limited personal use of workplace computers and other equipment to access computer networks or other databases, including electronic mail and the Internet, under the following circumstances:

  • There is little or no cost to the state.
  • Any use is brief in duration, occurs infrequently, and is the most effective use of the employee's time or state resources.
  • The use does not interfere with the performance of the employee's official duties.
  • The use does not disrupt or distract from the conduct of Pierce College business due to volume or frequency.
  • The use does not disrupt other Pierce College or state employees and does not obligate them to make a personal use of state resources.
  • The use does not compromise the security or integrity of state property, information, or software.

Consistent with the State Executive Board's rules, Pierce College employees are entirely prohibited at all times from the following private/personal use:

  • Any use for the purpose of conducting an outside business or private employment.
  • A use for the purpose of supporting, promoting the interest of, or soliciting for an outside organization or group including but not limited to: a private business, a non-profit organization, or a political party (unless provided for by law [i.e., combined Fund Drive] or authorized by an agency head or designee.
  • Any use for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of a person to an office or political use such as the promotion of or opposition to a ballot proposition.
  • Commercial uses such as advertising or selling.
  • Any use related to conduct that is prohibited by a federal or state law or rule, or a state agency policy.
  • Any private use of any state property that has been removed from state facilities or other official duty stations, even if there is no cost to the state.

References:

Use of state resources - WAC 292-110-010

FAQs by State Executive Ethics Board

 

Approved 2002-07-10

 

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