Case Number 3556
Request Date 26/03/2014
Completion Date 29/05/2014

 

Details of the Request

1a. Does your organisation have a policy or guidelines (or document by similar name) for staff on your organisation’s permissible use of social media for business purposes?

1b. If yes, when was this policy (or guidelines) introduced?

1c. Please also provide an electronic copy (or link to online version) of the policy and / or guidelines.

 

2a. Does your organisation provide guidelines (or document by similar name) for staff on the use of social media for business or personal purposes?

2b. If yes, when were these guidelines (or document by similar name) introduced?

2c. Please also provide an electronic copy (or link to online version)

 

3. Since 1 January 2005 and for each calendar year to date, please detail how many staff in your organisation have been cautioned or disciplined (or similar) for their inappropriate or unsuitable use of social media either on work or personal accounts? Please break figures down by year with headline / brief summary of reason for disciplinary action.

 

4a. Has social media use by your staff, either on work or personal accounts / profiles, even been the source of media coverage?

4b. If yes, please detail names of media titles and dates of coverage.

 

Please note that in relation to this request, social media refers to web / internet based applications that allow the creation and exchange of user generated content and user interaction. Examples to aid in the formulation of your response include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Bebo, MySpace, World of Warcraft, Wikipedia, FourSquare amongst many others.

 

Details of the Response

1a. Does your organisation have a policy or guidelines (or document by similar name) for staff on your organisation’s permissible use of social media for business purposes?

Yes. The Trust’s Internet Usage & Security Policy covers social media.

 

1b. If yes, when was this policy (or guidelines) introduced?

July 2000.

 

1c. Please also provide an electronic copy (or link to online version) of the policy and / or guidelines.

Please see attached.

 

2a. Does your organisation provide guidelines (or document by similar name) for staff on the use of social media for business or personal purposes?

No

 

2b. If yes, when were these guidelines (or document by similar name) introduced?

N/A

 

2c. Please also provide an electronic copy (or link to online version)

N/A

 

3. Since 1 January 2005 and for each calendar year to date, please detail how many staff in your organisation have been cautioned or disciplined (or similar) for their inappropriate or unsuitable use of social media either on work or personal accounts?

Please break figures down by year with headline / brief summary of reason for disciplinary action.

1 bank worker was dismissed in 2012/13 for posting patient information.

 

4a. Has social media use by your staff, either on work or personal accounts / profiles, ever been the source of media coverage?

No.

 

4b. If yes, please detail names of media titles and dates of coverage.

N/A