Policies

Appropriate Use of VMI Information SystemsThis document outlines the various responsibilities and obligations for users of the VMI computer network and systems.

Backup Policy for User Files
This document refers to the action performed by IT support staff when upgrading the desktop computer or setup of a new computer system.

Computer Account Request
The account request form must be completed, signed by user and department head and submitted to IT for network accounts.

Copyright
This document outlines the copyright laws and users responsibilities to these laws.

Data Breach Notification Policy
This document outlines the notification requirements for VMI when a data breach occurs.

Desktop Replacement Policy 
This document outlines the desktop replacement policy for faculty and staff computers.

Digital Copyright Compliance Policy
This policy addresses the downloading, copying and sharing of material, such as music, movies, games, and applications, for which the copyright holder has not given rights.

Enterprise Technical Architecture
This policy addresses two topics:  facilities telecommunications infrastructure and telecommunications.

Faculty Web Page Policy
This policy was written by the Web Committee to ensure a consistent and professional appearance in consonance with the overall design of the VMI Web site.

FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FOIA
Freedom of Information Act

Hardware & Software Support Policy
This document outlines the various levels of support for hardware and software.

Microsoft Campus AgreementCampus agreement with Microsoft for software loaded on cadet, faculty and staff computers.

Mission Critical Support Policy 
This document outlines computer systems designated as mission critical.

Multimedia Classroom Support Policy 
This document outlines the support provided for multimedia classrooms.

Password Policy 
This document outlines the VMI Password Policy.

Password Descriptions
This document outlines the restrictions which control the creation of passwords used for various accounts at VMI including the domain, Post View, and Colleague accounts.

Policy on Use of Non-VMI Owned Computing Devices to Telework
This document refers to the policy on use of non-VMI owned computing devices.

Records Management
The fundamental purpose of the VMI Records Management program is to ensure that Virginia's records retention requirements are fulfilled, as mandated by state law; to provide for the legal and efficient disposal of non-permanent, non-current records after the retention period has expired; and to preserve permanent (archival) records of enduring administrative, legal and/or historical value.

Removable Media Secure Use
This document refers to the standards for secure use of removable data storage media.

Security Awareness
The Commonwealth of Virginia has developed an Information Technology Security Standard upon which VMI Security Awareness Policy is based.

Software Copyright Policy
This document outlines the software copyright policy.

Software Installs in Labs
This policy outlines the procedures required to install software in general purpose computer labs.

Surplus Computer Policy
Guidelines used by IT department for disposal of Computer equipment and electronic media.

Surplus Computer Procedures
This policy outlines the procedures to surplus computers, magnetic media and data.