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Telecommunications Use


3 Procedures

3.1 Online services

  1. Staff and contractors must restrict their usage of Departmental online services for personal reasons, and use discretion in the content involved. Such usage must not:
    • interfere with the employee's job functions;
    • place undue demands on the network;
    • involve deliberately accessing, sending or downloading of materials that are unacceptable in terms of legislation, Public Sector and Department policy. This includes material that carries content that may be considered to be of a pornographic, racist, sexist, inflammatory, hateful, obscene or abusive nature;
    • involve transmission of:
      • messages of a party political nature;
      • unsolicited advertising material;
      • messages of personal commercial benefit;
      • chain letters;
      • personal broadcast messages;
      • intentional harassment; or
      • materials intended to harm or discredit any individual or group.
    • involve bulk electronic mailing of non work-related messages to groups of users without the approval of a manager or principal;
    • involve wilfully or repeatedly opening email or email attachments from suspicious or untrustworthy sources, or, bypassing the Department's anti-virus defences.
  2. Staff and contractors must ensure confidentiality, integrity and security of electronic messages.
  3. Staff and contractors must ensure that their Departmental Internet access or email accounts are not shared or used by other officers.
  4. Approval to send bulk electronic mailing of messages to groups of users must be obtained from principals if at schools, the director if at a district office or the Executive Director if at central office.
  5. All global email to schools must have the approval of the Office of the Director General.
  6. The context or content of electronic records must not be altered or manipulated once created or received.

Copyrighted materials being transmitted by email must be in accordance with the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000 and must be accompanied by an electronic copy of the Form of Notice per paragraph 135ZXA(a) of the Copyright Act 1968. A copy of this attachment is shown at Appendix B.

Guidelines
Detailed guideline information is available in Appendix A.

Telecommunications Use
http://det.wa.edu.au/policies/detcms/policy-planning-and-accountability/policies-framework/policies/telecommunications-use.en?bbp.9.policyID=11675928&bbp.s=10&bbp.e=select&bbp.10.pane=0&bbp.v=3&bbp.i=d0.n.1.5.1.1.1&g11n.enc=UTF-8

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