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Online Social Networking in the Public Sector Workplace

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

June 9, 2010

June 9, 2010
Avon Community Center
Avon, CT

The face of communication has changed dramatically in the last few years. E-mails have replaced phone calls, blogs have replaced letters, and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have made our world instantaneous and smaller. As a result, local governments must adapt to these networking practices.
This workshop will review the impact on municipalities and how to establish best practices management. Attendees will discuss the pros and cons of social networking and how towns and cities can utilize these networking forums to their advantage. The legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities of social networking will also be addressed.

Do certain aspects fall under the laws of the Freedom of Information Act? How do you determine what is confidential and how do you monitor your information?

Learning Objectives

  • Understand online social networking and who is participating, on and off the job
  • Learn about the potential impact to your organization
  • Find out what a policy on social networking should cover and how to implement it
  • Become aware of the legal issues

Practice Areas

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