Privacy & Confidentiality

Employees and volunteers will treat as confidential, all information acquired in the course of work concerning members, clients, participants, volunteers, staff, donors, and other constituents. When such information is revealed for professional purposes, it is to be done with discretion and respect for the persons concerned.

All employees must sign an Oath of Confidentiality. The signed document will be placed in the employee’s personnel file. Breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Notification to the professional association may also occur if the staff member who breaches confidentiality is a member.

On occasion, projects and related working documents may be designated confidential. Employees of the YWCA with access to such information or documents must adhere to the strictest rules of confidentiality. Individual departments within the YWCA may have specific rules of confidentiality unique to their department.

Employees must provide the YWCA with written permission to allow third parties access to employee personal information.