Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Health and Life Safety Exceptions to Information Technology Policies
Type
Policy
Category
General
Status
Deprecated
Approved
05/12/2004
To Be Reviewed
05/10/2008
Scope
Provides exceptions to approved City information technology policies, standards and procedures where compliance could place employee safety at immediate risk.
Policy
No City employee shall be expected to perform any duty otherwise required by a City information technology policy, procedure or standard, if the employee could reasonably conclude that the performance of that duty would place the health or life safety of the employee in immediate danger.
Rationale
Employees are not expected to defend City IT assets with their lives. Example: a City policy may require an employee to log off certain systems or applications before leaving the worksite. In the event that a building evacuation were ordered due to fire or some other threat, the employee would not be expected to remain at or return to his or her workstation to comply with the policy prior to exiting the building.

Also refer to:
  • Administrative Instruction 8-5, "Safety Policy," 9/1/1992.
  • Personnel Rules and Regulations Section 301.8, "Safety."

Contact: Lee Stark, (505) 768-2978