EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE POLICY
The operation of Georgia College & State University equipment and software is governed by the Faculty and Staff Equipment and Software Policy, which is a guide for administrators, faculty, and staff for the acquisition, utilization, and support of computer and peripheral needs and basic network access, as well as personal responsibilities of the employee and supervisor.
This policy, which can be requested through the office of the Chief Information Officer, helps GCSU strive to maintain a minimum acceptable level of support allowing faculty and staff to meet their job responsibilities. A violation of this policy may subject the offender to dismissal or other sanctions after compliance with procedural due process requirements.
Authorized users, when using the University's computing equipment or personally owned computers connected to the GCSU network are required to comply with any related policies set forth by GCSU and the University System of Georgia. In addition, they are required to abide by any local, state, or federal laws. The University reserves the right to amend these conditions and policies at any time without prior notice.
In order to protect the integrity of GCSU computing resources and authorized users against unauthorized or improper use of those resources, the University reserves the right to:
- Limit or restrict any individual's use of; and to inspect, copy, or remove or otherwise alter any data, file, or system resources that may undermine the authorized use of any computing resource.
- Disclaim responsibility for loss of data or interference with files resulting from necessary efforts to maintain the privacy and security of those computing facilities.
- Take appropriate legal action necessary to protect GCSU and its computing resources.
- Enforce the Misuse of State Property policy as stated in the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Policy #1205, which can be located at http://www.dhr.state.ga.us/Departments/DHR/1205.pdf.
Employees are reminded to use University assigned electronic mail accounts responsibly and in compliance with state and federal laws and University policies and procedures. All employees shall use software only in accordance with GCSU license agreements. Any duplication of copyrighted software is a violation of federal law and GCSU policy. Questions regarding software policies for the University may be directed to the office of the Chief Information Officer.
- Faculty and Staff Equipment and software Policy
- Information Security Policies and Procedures
- University System of Georgia Policies and Procedures