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Poll: What is your department's email policy?

07/02/2014 11:56 AM

07/02/2014 11:57 AM

Bee Capitol Bureau colleague Christopher Cadelago reports today on ethical questions raised by Covered California board members using their personal email accounts to communicate about public matters. Since private emails aren’t subject to public disclosure, the agency says, it can’t divulge their contents. Separately, a San Jose case is testing whether government employees must disclose texts, emails and other private correspondence when they concern public business.

The story raises a question: Do other state departments routinely communicate public business via private electronic accounts? Weigh in with our poll.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at jortiz@sacbee.com or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.

 

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