Confidentiality Agreement

During the course of your work at SEAS, you may have access to sensitive and confidential information and resources. Protection may be governed by legal, contractual, financial, or University considerations. Sensitive and confidential information and resources include:

  • Student grades and evaluations
  • Staff evaluations
  • Medical and mental health information
  • Credit card and bank account information
  • Salaries
  • Personal information including Social Security Numbers, home addresses, and phone numbers.

All employees at Harvard have the responsibility for proper handling and protection of sensitive and confidential information and resources available to them. This includes not disclosing your HarvardKey; not accessing, storing, transferring, transporting or releasing sensitive and confidential information without proper authorization; and if given proper authorization, accessing, storing, transferring, transporting, or releasing the information securely and appropriately. Find more information on Harvard University’s Enterprise Security Policy.

At the conclusion of your appointment, you will return all passwords, information, and resources to your manager or the authorizing party.

Required Actions

Confidentiality Agreement

For compliance with Harvard University’s Information Security mandates, you are required to read and accept the Harvard University Confidentiality Agreement for Harvard Employees each year:

  • Log into PeopleSoft 
  • Click on Self Service > Confidentiality Agreement
  • Read the agreement and click “Accept”

Information Security Principles

Staff members are also required to complete the brief Information Security Awareness training course annually. Enroll in the Information Security Awareness Training.