Policy on work email addresses and separate employment: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

1. Scottish Government policy on use of work email addresses for non-work related communications.

2. Scottish Government policy on Scottish Government staff members working for another employer (or third party) – whether this be part-time, freelance or on an ad-hoc consultancy basis.


Please see attached the relevant copies of the Scottish Government policies for employees:
1. IT Code of Conduct which includes guidance on personal use of our IT equipment and our guidance on email best practice.

2. Outside occupations or undertakings policy which includes guidance on when employees need to report any outside occupation or activity which includes working for another employer.

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FOI202100213635 - Information released


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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