VPN usage policy

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As more and more users work from remote locations, the need for secure access to networks, systems, and data continues to grow. This policy provides guidelines to help IT ensure that VPNs are properly deployed and outlines acceptable use policies for end users on company-issued and personal devices.

From the policy:

Many organizations rely on a virtual private network (VPN) to accommodate remote and mobile employees, providing secure access to internal networks, systems, and data. Deploying a VPN in your organization can simplify providing access to these resources. VPNs can also be used in conjunction with single sign-on services and outside applications (such as Slack or G Suite) to streamline business applications usage and identity management, making it easier for employees to work from anywhere.

Policy details


Using a VPN to access internal resources comes with responsibilities to uphold network security, as well as to safely and equitably use company resources.

Acceptable use policy


Hardware, software, network services, and support provided by the organization for VPN or remote usage are for the exclusive purpose of performing or fulfilling job responsibilities. Use of these resources is contingent on your agreement to comply with this policy and directions for and/or restrictions of use of these resources as determined by IT personnel.

  • Use of resources provided by the organization for personal activities, including social media and media streaming, is prohibited.
  • Use of resources for copyright infringement (file sharing, etc.), pornographic content, or illegal content is prohibited.
  • Users assume personal responsibility for the appropriate use of these resources, subject to applicable organizational conduct policies, as well as city, state, and federal laws and regulations.

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Ergonomics policy

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A safe and healthy work environment provides the foundation for all employees to be at their most productive. Not only does it promote productivity in the workforce, it also helps prevent accidents, lawsuits, and in extreme cases, serious injury and potentially loss of life. This policy establishes procedures to help ensure a safe, ergonomically healthy environment.

To create such an environment, the company must provide sound, safe, and functioning equipment, furniture, fixtures, and tools that allow employees to perform their duties in the most productive way possible without risking their safety or their health. A clear and robust ergonomic policy establishes the parameters of a safe and healthy work environment and should be part of every organization’s standard policies and procedures.

From the policy:

Objective

The company is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, visitors, customers, and vendors in every facility and vehicle it operates. To achieve this goal, the company has established proactive procedures, policies, and rules designed to ensure, to the best of its ability, the ergonomic safety of every person working at one of the company’s facilities or operating a company vehicle. All employees are expected to follow these procedures, policies, and rules at all times.

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