This policy applies to all diocesan employees (clergy and lay).
This diocesan policy is applicable to all diocesan employees and lay volunteers. It includes the diocesan principles and definitions addressing issues of sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment. The diocese also has a procedure manual used to respond to an allegation of sexual misconduct, bullying or harassment.
In order to provide a variety of services to the many parishes that make up our diocese we have turned to technology for assistance. The synod office has established an information sharing system that utilizes electronic mail, among other applications, as a primary communication medium between the synod office and the various parish administrative offices throughout our region. This policy sets out that system.
We recognize the increasing influence of social media in the daily lives of those we minister to and with daily. For this reason, our diocese strives to be a leader in the responsible use of social media for the purpose of living into our vision and proclaiming the good news to the world. This policy was updated in 2019 and is for use at every level of our organization.