Confidentiality

In collecting, maintaining, and disclosing personnel information, JSU makes every effort to protect employee and student privacy rights and interests, and to prevent inappropriate or unnecessary disclosures of information from employees’ and students’ file or record. While complying with governmental reporting and record keeping requirements, JSU strives to ensure that all personal and job-related information about employees is maintained in a secure, confidential, and appropriate fashion. Therefore, employees should prevent and not participate in the unauthorized access, use, review, disclosure, dissemination, alteration, or destruction of confidential information regarding students and employees.

Employees who are responsible for improperly releasing confidential information breach a trust the University has with our students and our employees. It is the policy of Jacksonville State University to ensure that the operations, activities, and affairs of Jacksonville State University and our customers and students are kept confidential. If, during employment, employees obtain confidential or proprietary information about Jacksonville State University and its clients, such information is to be handled in strict confidence and not to be discussed with outsiders. Employees are also responsible for the internal security of such information. Employees may be asked to sign a statement of confidentiality at the time of initial employment and periodically throughout their term of employment to acknowledge their awareness of, and to reaffirm their commitment to maintain confidentiality. Employees found to have breached any confidential information are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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