University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Employee Handbook

Confidentiality of Information

It is the policy of the College to ensure that the operations, activities, and business affairs of the College and our clients and donors are kept confidential to the greatest possible extent. If, during the course of their employment, employees acquire confidential or proprietary information about the College and its students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and vendors, such information is to be handled in the strictest confidence and not to be discussed with outsiders. Employees are also responsible for the internal security of such information and should supply that information only on a “need to know” basis.

Employees are required to sign a statement of confidentiality at the time of hire and periodically throughout their terms of employment to acknowledge their awareness of, and reaffirm their commitment to, this policy. All employees must be mindful of the requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) which is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.