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The use of a Computer Usage Policy in the workplace is on the rise due to the world of online distractions. Some reasons to have a policy about computer usage and monitoring is to prevent software piracy at work, reduce illegal downloads, reduce viruses, reduce inappropriate usage and make your workplace more productive.

This policy acknowledges that some personal computer use will occur, however informs the employee not to abuse personal use privileges. The policy includes information about:

Pesonal Use
Prohibited Use
User Names
Password Management
Employee Communications
Software Usage
Appropriate Use
Inappropriate Material
Essential Information
Sensitive and Confidential Data
Online Forums and Social Media Sites

The Computer Use Policy is recommended to be installed into the Induction section of your Company Manual.

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