In collecting, maintaining, and disclosing personnel information, the University makes every effort to protect employee privacy rights and interests and prevent inappropriate or unnecessary disclosures of information from any worker's file or record. While complying with governmental reporting and record keeping requirements, the University strives to ensure that it handles all personal and job-related information about employees 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, employees or patients. Such confidential information includes, but is not limited to:
- Information from student records in violation of the University's Policy on
Confidentiality of Student Records and/or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
- Information from employee records in violation of the University's Personnel File
- Information from internal discrimination/harassment investigations when such information is required to be kept confidential and shared only on a need to know basis
- Any personally identifiable health information relating to the past, present, or future physical or mental health condition of an individual, the provision of health care to an individual, or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual, in violation of state or federal laws (including but not limited to: HIPAA, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or FMLA)