Employee Social Media Policy

Policy Purpose The Adult Education Center employee social media company policy provides a framework for using social media. This policy provides practical advice to avoid issues that might arise by careless use of social media in the workplace. Scope The Adult Education Center expects all employees to follow this policy. Policy Elements “Social media” refers to a variety of online communities like blogs, social networks, chat rooms and forums. This policy covers them all. Using social media The Adult Education Center allows employees to use social media for work related functions. The Center expects employees to act responsibly and ensure their productivity is not affected. We advise the Center’s employees to: 1. Use good judgement. Prioritize social media duties or work related tasks so that productivity is not decreased. 2. Ensure others know that personal account or statements don’t represent the Adult Education Center. Employees should not state or imply that their personal opinions and content are authorized or endorsed by the Center. Employees is advised to use a disclaimer such as “opinions are my own” to avoid misunderstandings. 3. Avoid sharing intellectual property like trademarks, logo on a personal account without approval. Confidentiality policies and standards and laws always apply. 4. Avoid any defamatory, offensive or derogatory content. It may be considered as a violation of the Center’s anti-harassment policy, if directed towards colleagues, clients, or partners.
Representing the Adult Reading Center

Some employees represent the Center by handling business social media accounts or speak on the company’s behalf. These employees are expected to act carefully and responsibly to protect the Adult Education Center’s image, brand, and reputation. Employees should:

1. Be respectful, polite, and patient when engaging in conversations on the Center’s behalf. Employees should be extra careful when making declarations or promises towards clients and stakeholders.

2. Avoid speaking on matters outside of their field of expertise when possible. Employees should be careful not to answer questions or make statements that fall under somebody else’s responsibility.

3. Adhere to confidentiality and data protection standards.

4. Inform Marketing Department when sharing any major-impact content.

5. Avoid deleting or ignoring comments for no reason. Employees should listen and reply to criticism.

6. Never post discriminatory, offensive or libelous content and commentary.

7. Correct and remove any misleading or false content as quickly as possible.

Disciplinary Action

The Adult Education Center will monitor all social media postings on business accounts. The Center may have to take disciplinary action leading up to and including termination if employees do not follow this policy’s guidelines. Examples of non-conformity with the employee social media policy include but are not limited to:

1. Disregarding job responsibilities and deadlines to use social media.

2. Disclosing confidential information through personal or business accounts.

3. Directing offensive comments towards other members of the online community.

I have read and understand the policy. I agree to comply with the standards and tems outlined.
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