The purpose of this policy is to protect City and County of San Francisco employees, partners, and departments from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, through intentional or unintentional means, by outlining the acceptable use of all City-owned or leased computer equipment. Inappropriate use of equipment exposes the City to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, breach of confidentiality, and legal liability.

This policy applies to all employees, interns, volunteers, or any other City workers, contractors and vendors, and to any person or agency with access to City computers. This policy applies to all equipment owned or leased by the City.


Departments are responsible for the enforcement of this policy with respect to their own employees.

Internet/Intranet/Extranet-related systems, including but not limited to computer equipment, hardware, software, operating systems, storage media, network accounts providing electronic mail, Web browsers, and file transfer protocols, are the property of the City and County of San Francisco. These systems are provided for City business purposes only.

CCSF’s Employee Handbook may be found at http://sfdhr.org/employee-handbook