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Confidentiality Procedure - 63.09.02

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Many Howard Community College employees have access to confidential information about current and former students, faculty, staff, and the institution itself.  Such information is privileged and should not be disclosed except as a part of the employee's official job function in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as “FERPA”), the Maryland Ethics Law, and college policies and procedures.  

The Maryland Public Information Act provides that some information is public information.  However, it is not up to an individual employee to release information except as provided by college policy and procedure.  Any requests for information not specifically addressed by college policy and procedure and the employee’s job are to be referred to one of the following offices:  human resources; records, registration, and veterans affairs; president’s office; or public relations and marketing, based on the specific information being requested.

Failure to respect confidentiality is cause for disciplinary action, up to and possibly including termination of employment.

More information related to confidentiality and handling of employee, , student, or personal records can be found in 50.05, Confidentiality of Student Reports; 61.04.01, College Information; 61.04.02, Maryland Public Information Act Requests; 61.11, Web Policies; 61.12, Proper Use of Information Technology; 61.13, Protection of College Information and Electronic Resources; 61.13.01, Safeguarding College Information; 61.18.01, Social Media Accounts; 61.19, Identity Theft Prevention, 61.19.01, Red Flags Procedures; 62.10.01, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards; 63.09, Ethics and Conduct Policy; and 63.09.14, Employee Code of Conduct.

Effective Date:  03/13/15

President's Office Use:  VPAF/VPSS/PRES

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