The information you see below is just a small part of a new Internet policy set by your Mayor and City Council. It's been reported that it has been expanded to 2nd Amendment discussions on the Internet, even on your own personal computer at home.
Contracts have been sent out to employees to be signed, several of which are currently seeking legal representation.
The language does NOT protect an employee using their personal name on a 2nd Amendment Site, (or Blog) all of which could lead to termination. Ireton could suggest that since you used your name, (even though you didn't SAY you worked for the City) it could lead to termination.
So what does this mean. It means that IF you use your name on lets say a Fire Department Post or a Public Works Post, you can easily get fired.
We are awaiting an unsigned hard copy of the employee CONTRACT recently give out to City Employees.
Is Salisbury News considered one of the "hate groups"? I guess to the Mayor, it is.
Is saying the Mayor is gay considered an "inappropriate message"?
Is saying something happened in the ladies room at MoJo's a "sexually harassing message"?
"An employee's comments on social media reflect on the employee as an individual and on the City of Salisbury as a whole". Yes, even if you do so from your home computer on your own personal time.
WELCOME TO RUSSIA AND CHINA MY FELLOW AMERICANS. "IT WAS YOUR ELECTION TO LOSE".
The Bigger Brother Question is, WHO IS GOING TO POLICE THIS POLICY and at WHO'S expense?
Visiting inappropriate web sites( pornography, hate groups, etc.).
Unauthorized attempts to access any computer or network.
Sending or posting threatening, or otherwise inappropriate messages.
Sending or posting racially and/ or sexually harassing messages or images, sending or posting any sexually suggestive or explicit messages, or any other use in violation of the City of Salisbury policies regarding workplace harassment, discrimination, and/ or retaliation.
Social Networking: The Internet, blogs, the World Wide Web, social networking sites, and any other medium of electronic communication shall not be used in a manner that is detrimental to the mission and function of the City of Salisbury. The purpose for regulation in this area is to minimize risk to the City of Salisbury, its employees and its residents of slanderous or unprofessional content which impairs the public trust or could lead to legal claims. The purpose is not to restrict the flow of useful and appropriate information or the expression of free speech. The policy applies to all social media communications, even those made at home on a personal computer, as long as the communications pertain to the functioning of the City of Salisbury. An employee's comments on social media reflect on the employee as an individual and on the City of Salisbury as a whole. Before posting on social media, employees should consider how their comments would look on the front page of the newspaper. Using social media to gratuitously criticize the City of Salisbury, City officers or other employees, or the City's of Salisbury's services reflects poorly on the City of Salisbury and can lead to legal challenges.Employees of the City of Salisbury who utilize social networking sites, blogs, or other mediums of electronic communication in their off-duty time shall maintain an appropriate level of professionalism and conduct so as not to broadest in a manner which is detrimental to the mission and function of the City of Salisbury.
Employees shall not use referenced in these social networking sites or other mediums of communication that in any way represents them as employees of the City of Salisbury without prior approval. This shall include but not be limited to those items identified in section 6. 18. 2.
Employees shall not use a social networking site or other medium of Internet communication to post any materials of a sexually graphic nature which are detrimental to the mission or function of the City of Salisbury, or make sexually graphic comments.
GO HERE to read the full details. More to come Ladies & Gentlemen.