Clark County Creating New Social Media Policy

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/11/2013 11:47 pm

Clark County is working on a new social media policy for county employees that would ban county employees from searching personal pages while at work and require some posts to the county’s social media pages be approved first.

Brian Thomas, Clark County Attorney, said if the ordinance passes, it would:

(1)   Limit employees from searching personal social media pages during work.

(2)   Increase employee productivity and focus on their jobs.

(3)   Limit inappropriate postings on county web pages.

(4)   Prevent compromising the privacy of other employees.

Henry Branham, Clark County Judge-Executive, said as social media continues to grow, the county wants to have social media guidelines while on company time.

“We don't want to inhibit the use of these things,” Judge Branham said. “We want them to be used; we just want them to be used in a proper manner.”

Judge Branham said the new policy will “set a standard that we expect our employees to be professional and not use Clark County resources… for their personal benefit.”

The proposed ordinance would also have an appeals process for employees who believe they’ve been unfairly reprimanded.

Yesterday, the proposal passed its first reading unanimously before the fiscal court. If it passes one more reading, it will become official.

Judge Branham said the state and other counties already have a similar plan in place.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
9-Month Lexington Police Drug Investigation Nets 55 Arrests
Lexington police announce the end of "Operation Transformation." The investigation focused on drug sales in Lexington's east-end. Video Video
Customers: Reaction To Somerset's New Gas Station
Gas prices slightly dropped in Somerset, after the city's gas station opened for business on Saturday. Customers filling up at the new gas station said they would rather give their money to the city. Video Video
Deputies: Mother Left Child With Strangers Before Smoking Crack
Deputies say a woman asked strangers to watch her child while she went off and smoked crack.
2 arrested after police find body in car
Two people have been charged with kidnapping and murder after police say they found a body inside the trunk of a car in Hardin County.
Attacker Used Machete Against Lexington Man
Lexington Police search for a suspect who attacked a man with a machete. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.