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Using UCSD Equipment, Systems and Facilities


Read about UCSD policies that govern the use of equipment, facilities, computer systems and disclosure of information.

Failure to comply with university policies and state and federal laws that govern disclosure of information and use of equipment, facilities, and computer systems may result in disciplinary action, including release from employment.

Disclosure of confidential information

It is against UCSD policy to seek out or use personal orconfidential information relating to others for personal interest or advantage. Employeesresponsible for the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information aboutindividuals that relates to individuals' personal lives, including employment, medical history,financial transactions, marital status, and dependents, must hold this information in confidence.Unauthorized disclosure of confidential information may result in charges of invasion ofprivacy.

Systems regulations

Employees who receive a computer access code (user name and password) are liable for any and all activities on their accounts. User names and passwords are accorded the same significance as a handwritten signature; delegation of user name and password to another person, or use of another person's user name or password, may be considered false representation.

Employees who maliciously access, alter, delete, damage, or destroy any computer system, network, computer program, or data may be charged with a felony.


Employees on UCSD property are required to abide by University policies and campus regulations and must identify themselves upon request to UCSD officials acting in the performance of their duties.

Employees may exercise the constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, assembly, worship, and distribution and sale of noncommercial literature incidental to the exercise of these freedoms on UCSD grounds open to the general public. Such activities should not interfere with the orderly operation of the campus and must be conducted in accordance with campus regulations on use of university properties.

Also see Workplace Conduct and Practices.

For more information, speak with your supervisor, HR contact in your department, or the Employee Relations specialist for your vice chancellor area.
Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.