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FOI 13283

Social Media Policy

Request

Dear Sir/Madam

1.Please provide me with a copy of your authority’s Social Media Policy (for employees) or equivalent and the date it was adopted
2.Please provide me with Social Media sites used by your authority (ie. whether you use Facebook, Twitter, others etc. I do not need individual accounts within these)
3.Please detail training offered to staff on the use of social media
4.Please state how many people in your organisation have been disciplined as a result of social media policy breaches during calendar years 2011-2015.
5.Please provide the approximate number of people (headcount) employed by your corporate organisation (excluding schools).

Response

1.Please provide me with a copy of your authority's Social Media Policy (for employees) or equivalent and the date it was adopted
Social Media is included in the Council’s Communications Protocols which were first adopted in August 2013 and updated in June 2014. Please see page 108 http://brentwood.moderngov.co.uk/Data/Finance%20and%20Resources%20Committee/20140630/Agenda/Finance&Resources%2030%20June%20Agenda.pdf

2.Please provide me with Social Media sites used by your authority (ie. whether you use Facebook, Twitter, others etc. I do not need individual accounts within these)
Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn

3.Please detail training offered to staff on the use of social media
Training is delivered in-house by the Senior Communications Officer

4.Please state how many people in your organisation have been disciplined as a result of social media policy breaches during calendar years 2011-2015.
NONE

5.Please provide the approximate number of people (headcount) employed by your corporate organisation (excluding schools).
350