The Council recognises the benefits that social media offers as a communication tool and respects their employees’ rights to personal use of social media outwith the workplace. However, employees should be aware that posting of certain information or comments, even in their own time and using their own equipment may be in breach of the relevant Code of Conduct.
The Social Media Policy and Employee Guidelines outline a clear framework on the standards expected of employees when using social media applications, either on behalf of or as an employee of West Dunbartonshire Council.
The purpose of the Policy is to:
Provide clear guidelines on the expected standards of conduct by employees when using social media
Ensure employees are aware of their responsibility to comply with the expected standards of conduct
Outline to employees the impact that not following the expected standards can have on their employment.
For more information on the Council's Social Media Policy click the link below.