Monmouthshire County Council: social media guidelines


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A concise but specific policy for staff and elected members, describing how to manage the risks of engaging professionally in social media:

The Monmouthshire County Council Electronic Communications Policy and Code of Conduct provide the foundation for the council’s policies and guidelines for social media.

The same rules that apply to your actions in general, as found in the Code of Conduct, apply to your conduct online.

The council respects the legal rights of employees and, by and large, what you do on your own time is your concern. However, actions in or outside of work that affect your work performance, the work of others, or the council’s interests are a suitable focus for council policy.

The lines between public and private, personal and professional are hazy in online social networks. This policy covers the responsibilities of employees both inside and outside of work.

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