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IT Policies and Procesures

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Crafting an effective IT policy can be a daunting and expensive task.

You could spend hours writing it yourself, but consider how much your time is worth. The average salary of an IT Director/Manager in the U.S. is over $130,000 (depending on geographic location, company, education, etc.). Over a year, that salary breaks down to about $62 per hour. If it takes you one work day to write an IT policy, that single policy cost you $496 ($62 x 8 hours).

Don't have time to write a policy? You can pay a consultant hundreds of dollars to create one for you, but there's a better way.

Download one from TechRepublic Premium, ZDNet's sibling CBS Interactive site. For less than what it would cost to create a single policy, TechRepublic Premium subscribers get access to over 100 ready-made IT policies. Just need one or two policies? We've got you covered. You can also purchase individual policies if that's what you need.

Once you download one of our a policy templates, you can customize it to fit your company's needs. Here's a sample of the policies in our library.

IT policy template downloads

IT hardware procurement policy: A strong hardware procurement policy will ensure that requirements are followed and that all purchases are subject to the same screening and approval processes.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy: Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy describes the steps your employees must take when connecting personal devices to the organization's systems and networks.

Mobile device security policy: More and more users are conducting business on mobile devices. This can be due to increases in remote workers, travel, global workforces, or just being on-the-go. This policy provides guidelines for mobile device security needs in order to protect businesses and their employees from security threats.

Identity theft protection policy: Help protect your employees and customers from identity theft. This policy outlines precautions for reducing risk, signs to watch out for, and steps to take if you suspect identity theft has occurred.

IT Hardware inventory policy: This policy describes guidelines your organization can follow to track, process, and decommission IT equipment.

Drug and alcohol abuse policy: This policy provides a working framework for establishing rules and procedures that prohibit drug and alcohol use on company premises or in company vehicles.

Employee non-compete agreement: Don't let your valuable corporate assets and proprietary information walk out the door when an employee leaves the company.

Workplace safety policy: This policy will help ensure that your company facilities are safe for all employees, visitors, contractors, and customers.

Severance Policy: The Severance Policy outlines the differences between simple departure scenarios where the employee is paid a final check for the time they worked and any unused vacation hours, as well as more complex situations.

Severe weather and emergency policy: This policy offers guidelines for responding to severe weather activity and other emergencies. The download includes both a PDF version and an RTF document to make customization easier.

Interviewing guidelines policy: This policy will help organizations conduct useful and appropriate interviews with potential new hires, both from a proper methodology perspective and a legal standpoint.

Remote access policy: This policy outlines guidelines and processes for requesting, obtaining, using, and terminating remote access to organization networks, systems, and data.

User privilege policy: This policy provides guidelines for the delegation of user privileges on organization-owned systems. It also provides guidance for usage of high-privilege or administrator accounts.

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Updated July 19, 2019: Tech Pro Research was relaunched as TechRepublic Premium, new 2019 salary information was added, and the policy list was updated and expanded