Policy Code: 
Effective Date: 
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Revision Date: 
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Last Reviewed: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Version Control: 
This is a new standard.


To ensure the responsible and effective use of Electronic Communications Devices (ECDs).


North Dakota state government branches and agencies are responsible for developing and administering policies to prevent or detect abuse and reduce legal exposure related to the use of ECDs.


The purpose of this standard is to require all who use the state’s IT infrastructure to develop a policy that ensures the appropriate use of ECDs.


North Dakota Century Code 54-59-09


  1. Electronic Communication Device - Telephones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet computers, facsimile (fax) machines, video equipment, and all computer and network-related hardware.


The following are examples that can be used by agencies to develop their own policy

  1. Office of Management and Budget – Human Resource Policy Manual – Chapter 16
  2. Template provided by Information Technology Department


Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.

Drafted By

IT Coordinators Council