Use of Web 2.0 Technology
This policy is issued pursuant to the following Treasury Board guidance:
- To enable Correctional Service of Canada staff to maximize the benefits of Web 2.0 technology, while understanding expected behaviours, benefits, risks and consequences, and in accordance with all legal and policy requirements, including the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector
Applies to all Correctional Service of Canada staff, including managers. For the purpose of this Commissioner’s Directive, "staff" denotes all Correctional Service of Canada staff, as well as other personnel associated with CSC including students, contractors and volunteers. This does not apply to third party group members, such as Advisory Committee members
Use of Web 2.0 Accounts
LAWFUL AND ACCEPTABLE USE
DISCIPLINARY MEASURES AND SANCTIONS
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ANNEX A: CROSS-REFERENCES
Treasury Board Policies and Publications
CSC Policies and Guides
Official use: use of an official Web 2.0 account on behalf of the Government of Canada. Only those individuals who have been authorized to represent the Government of Canada can use official accounts.
Official social media account: an account on a social media platform that is used for official Government of Canada purposes such as communication, service delivery, collaboration and other purposes within the scope of a department's mandate, including as a designated spokesperson for the department.
Personal use: use of a personal Web 2.0 account for purposes unrelated to professional development or employment (e.g. blogging about gardening tips, sharing personal or family photos).
Professional networking use: use of a personal Web 2.0 account for purposes related to professional activities, such as communicating with professional associations, professional networking (e.g. participating in an online conference), knowledge gathering and sharing (e.g. using Twitter to stay up-to-date on trends, visiting government Facebook pages), and career development (e.g. maintaining a LinkedIn profile).
Social media: online platforms that allow for participants to have a distinct user profile and to create, share and interact with user-generated content, which can include text, images, video and audio (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).
Staff: for the purpose of this directive, “staff” applies to all Correctional Service of Canada staff, as well as other personnel associated with CSC including students, contractors and volunteers.
Unacceptable use: any use of Web 2.0 technology that violates CSC, Treasury Board or other government policy.
Web 2.0 technology: includes Internet-based tools and services that allow for participatory multi-way information sharing, dialogue, syndication, and user-generated content. This can include social media and collaborative technologies.
For more information
- Government-wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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