Use of Workstations and Servers
Workstation and server space, in particular, can seem limitless, but it is not and does cost OIP money to provide. It is important for all staff to manage the items stored on OIP servers so that the space provided is being utilized appropriately - to achieve the missions of OIP and the University of Minnesota. OIP workstation and server space is not to be used for storage of personal items.
The University's position on usage of University-owned equipment:
Computers, networks and electronic information systems are essential resources for accomplishing the University of Minnesota's mission of instruction, research, and service outreach. The University grants members of the University community shared access to these resources in support of accomplishing the University's mission.
These resources are a valuable community asset to be used and managed responsibly to ensure their integrity, security, and availability for appropriate educational and business activities. All authorized users of these resources are required to use them in an effective, efficient, and responsible manner.
- Information/data and systems may only be used by authorized individuals to accomplish tasks related to their jobs. Use of the information and systems for personal gain, personal business, or to commit fraud is prohibited.
- Information not classified as Public must be protected, and must not be disclosed without authorization. Unauthorized access, manipulation, disclosure, or secondary release of such information constitutes a security breach, and may be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.