1. Any personal use that causes congestion, delay, or disruption of service
to any government system, equipment or service, including but not limted to: large electronic file attachments,
"push" technology on the internet, other continuous electronic data streams that can degrade the network,
frequent or lengthy personal local phone calls/faxes, or more than occassional use of a copier to make 1-2 personal
2. Using the government systems as a staging ground or platform to gain
unauthorized access to other systems (i.e. hacking).
3. The creation, copying, transmission, or retransmission of chain letters
or other unauthorized mass mailings (i.e. to lists of multiple unknown recipients where no official business relationship
exists) regardless of the subject matter.
4. Using the government office equipment for activities that are illegal,
inappropriate, or offensive and, if done absent use of such equipment would be deemed misconduct (e.g. hate speech,
offensive jokes/ stories/language).
5. The unauthorized acquisition, use reproduction, transmission, and distribution
of computer software or other material protected by national and international copyright laws, trade marks or other
intellectual property rights.
6. The creation, downloading, viewing, storage, copying or transmission
of sexually explicit or sexually oriented materials, illegal gambling, illegal weapons, workplace violence, or
activities otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
7. Use for commercial purposes or in support of "for profit"
personal activities or in support of other outside employment, business activity (e.g. consulting for pay, sales
or administration of personal business/financial transactions, sales of goods or services).
8. Engaging in any outside fund raising activity, endorsing any product
or service, participating in any lobbying activity, or partisan political activity, unless authorized by law or
9. Sending or posting agency information to external newsgroups, bulletin
boards or other forums without authorization.
10. Any use that generates more than minimal additional expense to the government.
An employee who exceeds a reasonable expense threshold will normally first be cautioned before administrative action
is taken for subsequent similar offenses.