EDC/KGF - Authorized Use of District Equipment and Materials
Original Code: 8994
Except as otherwise allowed by this policy, district equipment, supplies and materials shall be used only for duly authorized district business. On separation from district service, a district employee shall return all property in the possession of the employee, including all keys, to district facilities. If an employee fails to return such property, the district may institute legal action to recover direct and indirect damages suffered by the district.
No district employee shall use, or permit the use of, district equipment, supplies and materials to confer an appreciable pecuniary or material benefit on the employee. This policy, however, shall not prohibit:
- Occasional, infrequent, personal use of district materials that have negligible value, such as pencils, pens or note paper;
- Use of equipment, supplies or materials may be provided by the district for the benefit of both the employee and the district, as long as the employee does not receive any direct pecuniary benefit. This exception may include, but is not limited to, use of computers, training materials and other similar items that are used to develop an employee’s job skills or to improve technical proficiency that appreciably benefits the district. Such exceptions must be approved by the superintendent.
Each administrator shall be responsible for notifying employees of the requirements of this policy and for taking appropriate action if an employee violates the provisions of this policy. The superintendent shall enforce this rule with respect to the activities of administrators. Any employee who violates the provisions of this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination.
ORS Chapter 244
Oregon Government Standards and Practices Laws, A Guide for Public Officials, Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission (Dec. 1993).