Personal Use of University Property: Frequently Asked Questions
- My daughter calls me at work to let me know she's arrived home safely. I also get other personal calls from time to time. How much is too much.
- It's hard to quantify how much is too much. We all have lives outside the university and sometimes they must be attended to during the day. Use your best judgment in keeping calls to a minimum so that they don't interfere with your work or keep colleagues from being able to reach you.
- I sometimes use my work computer to check my home e-mail or surf the Web. Is that O.K.?
- Minimal use of computers for personal reasons is acceptable if it doesn't drain university resources, interfere with the work of the university or violate the law. Read the Acceptable Use of Computing and Information Technology Resources policy to learn more.
- I need to print out several copies of my thesis. Is it O.K. to do so on our office printer?
- While employees may sometimes need to print out personal documents on university equipment any such use should be done within reason so as to not waste university resources. In the case of long documents, whose costs would be more than a nominal amount, the employee should reimburse the department for the costs incurred in using the equipment.