Workplace Inspections and Employee Privacy

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NYIT may, under certain circumstances, determine it is necessary to inspect College property or the possessions or articles on its premises belonging to employees or other individuals entering onto its premises. Employees should have no expectation of privacy with respect to NYIT property and facilities, even if under their exclusive use and even if used for personal matters. As set forth in the Telecommunications and Information Technology section of this handbook, employees should also have no expectation of privacy with respect to the use of NYIT telecommunications and IT equipment, accounts, and networks.

NYIT reserves the right to question all persons entering and leaving its premises and to inspect any packages, parcels, purses, handbags, briefcases, or any other possessions or articles carried to and from its property. In addition, NYIT reserves the right, without prior notice or consent, to inspect, for example, employee offices, telephones, computers, e-mail, file cabinets, and desks. Inspections of such items may be conducted by NYIT whether or not the item is locked or otherwise secured by employees or otherwise. Employees who refuse to cooperate in an inspection pursuant to this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination of employment.