Many employees come into contact with confidential information about the University, its employees, students, alumni, and donors. Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to salaries, performance evaluations, information contained in the Banner database, and charitable donations. Employees must respect this confidentiality, and refrain from using it for personal gain or disclosing information of a confidential nature to people who do not have a need to know, including other employees of the University or family members. Unauthorized disclosure of confidential information relating to the University is considered a serious offense, and may be cause for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Additionally, upon your separation from the University, regardless of the reason and whether initiated by the University or you:
- You must return to the University, retaining no copies, any and all files, records, correspondence, documents, electronic diskettes, computer compact discs, computer and electronic-mail printouts, drawings, specifications, writings and similar items, which relate to or reflect the University’s business operations.
- You may not use and/or disclose the University’s confidential and/or proprietary information at any time, at any place, for any reason.