LU Policy Number: HR. 002
Effective Date: 8/11/2017
Approval Date 8/11/2017:
Revised Date: N/A
Purpose: Importance of confidentiality in the University’s daily operations
Additional Authority: N/A
Scope: All Employees(Faculties and Staff) of Life University
Approval Authority: Provost/EVPAA
Responsible Authority: Human Resources
It is the policy of the University that all organizational, employee, student or patient information obtained while working for the University (verbal, written, or computer file) is considered confidential unless otherwise stated in writing. The confidentiality of University information and documents must be respected by all agents representing the University. Confidentiality must be maintained in a manner that ensures its privacy and safety. The University’s organizational information, employee, student or patient information should not be discussed in open areas (i.e., elevators, hallways, cafe, etc.). The University respects the security and confidentiality of employee records, patient records, and student records.
This policy also applies to the disclosure of information regarded as confidential within a department. Any unauthorized access or disclosure of confidential information is subject to immediate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.