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Editor's Note: Most employers take a flexible approach to employee personal use of company assets in the course of regular business for the company. This includes, for instance, in an office environment, infrequent personal phone calls and internet use. Working from a home office for extended periods, such as in response to the Covid-19 pandemic—adds another dimension to the issue. If home office work is authorized, the company may adopt specific guidelines to assist employees to use any company assets, such as computers, mobile phones, printers and office supplies, in a responsible and compliant fashion. Likewise, the company may issue guidance on out-of-pocket expenses that will be reimbursed when incurred while working from home. Employers may take the opportunity when a larger-than-normal percentage of the workforce is working from home to update or adopt a personal use policy.
Employees may be permitted by their managers to use company equipment or supplies on an infrequent basis for personal matters. This may include, when authorized, use of telephone and computer systems for personal communications. All personal use must be reasonable, ethical and professional and may not interfere with business functions. Company hand tools may be loaned to employees for non-business use under approved location programs.** Management authorizations may be general or specific and must be in writing. Reimbursement for non-incidental charges may be required.
**Non-power hand tools only. Employee and manager signatures required on tool release form; employee indemnity for equipment loss or damage and any injury caused or sustained from use.