To ensure the appropriate use of Head Start of Lane County’s computer and network resources by its employees, independent contractors, and other computer users.
The computers and computer accounts used by employees are provided to assist them in the performance of their jobs. The computer and network systems belong to Head Start of Lane County, and should be used primarily for Head Start business purposes.
The following policy, rules, and conditions apply to all users of Head Start of Lane County’s computer and network resources and services, wherever the users are located. Violations of this policy may result in the loss of computer and network access and/or disciplinary action, up to and including termination, and/or legal action.
Computer users are governed by the following provisions, which apply to all use of computer and network resources and services. Computer and network resources and services include, but are not limited to, the following: servers, workstations, computers, laptops, personal electronic devices, iPads, iPods, smart phones, or any device that can access computer networks and or the Internet, software, and internal or external communications networks that are accessed directly or indirectly from Head Start of Lane County’s computer facilities. The term “users”, as used in this policy, refers to all employees, volunteers, parents, family members, independent contractors, and other persons or entities accessing or using Head Start of Lane County’s computer and network resources and services.
All computer users have the responsibility to use computer resources in an efficient, effective, ethical, and lawful manner, and in a manner that is consistent with Head Start of Lane County’s policies and procedures, and with the Head Start Performance Standards.
All information about children and families receiving services from Head Start of Lane County is confidential. No information may be shared with any person or organization outside Head Start of Lane County without the prior written permission of the family, except as mandated by Oregon Law (“Exceptions to Prior Consent”, OAR 581-21-340) and Head Start policy. Head Start staff and volunteers should strive to protect the privacy of children and families in the program and should view or print confidential family information only when it is necessary to do so to better serve the family.
This policy may be amended or revised periodically as the need arises.
Revised July 23, 2004. March 2019
Reviewed: December 2020