TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER VIII: TORTURE INQUIRY AND RELIEF COMMISSION
PART 2000 POLICY, HEARINGS AND FORMS
SECTION 2000.APPENDIX A EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
Section 2000.APPENDIX A Employee Confidentiality Agreement
ILLINOIS TORTURE INQUIRY AND RELIEF COMMISSION
Employee Confidentiality Agreement
It is the policy of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission (TIRC) to protect the confidentiality it receives, including information about investigations, confidential informants, and other sensitive information. As part of your employment with TIRC you may have access to, among other things, TIRC electronic data, investigation files, and other sensitive information, which is subject to the following conditions:
I,______________________________________, understand that the information that I encounter during my employment at TIRC is confidential. I also understand that disclosure of that information to any individual outside of TIRC could compromise an investigation. I agree to respect the confidentiality of individuals to whose records and identity I have access. If I have a question regarding the confidentiality of a particular piece of information, I will ask the Director of TIRC for advice.
With regard to electronic data, I,___________________________________, also understand that all such information is confidential, including the fact that an investigation has been opened. Access or use of electronic data is restricted to TIRC business and may not be used for other purposes or to satisfy personal curiosity. I agree to follow the policies and procedures established by TIRC for the use of the electronic data. Failure to do so may result in the revocation of my ability to access the data and/or disciplinary action, including termination of my employment.
I agree, by my signature below, that, absent authority by law or the express written consent of the Director, I will never disclose the existence of an investigation, its progress, its resolution, the TIRC recommendation, or any information about an investigation to any party other than the employees of TIRC and/or a Commission member. I understand that, even should the investigation become public, I am not permitted to discuss the investigation with anyone absent the express, written consent of the Director. I also understand that, upon termination of my employment with TIRC, I continue to be bound by this agreement and will not discuss even the existence of an investigation with anyone.
I understand that my failure to abide by this agreement may result in my immediate termination or other appropriate disciplinary action.