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User Guide

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By using this U.S. Government information system you understand and consent to the following:
  • The information system Rules of Behavior (RoB) provides the rules that govern the appropriate use of the information system for all government, contract personnel and other federally funded users. The RoB is intended to enhance and further define the specific rules each user must follow while accessing the information system and enforcing user understanding of:
    1. HUD's policy requiring a separation of duties between the requestor and approver for financial transactions;
    2. Prohibition from misusing the information system, i.e., exceeding their authority;
    3. The existence of and penalty for violating 18 USC 1030:
      1. The elements of 18 USC 1030(a)4, "Accessing to Defraud and Obtain Value" are:
        1. Knowingly accessing a protected computer without or in excess of authorization;
        2. With intent to defraud;
        3. Access furthered the intended fraud; and
        4. Obtain anything of value
      2. The penalty for violating this statute includes a fine and imprisonment of not more than ten years, or both.
  • All new users of the information system must read the RoB and sign the accompanying acknowledgement form before accessing the information system. This acknowledgement must be completed annually thereafter. By signing the form users reaffirm their knowledge of, and agreement to adhere to, the RoB. The RoB may be presented to the user in hardcopy or electronically. The user's acknowledgement may be obtained by written signature or by electronic acknowledgement or signature.
  • Users have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communications or data transiting or stored on this information system. At any time, the government may for any lawful government purpose monitor, record, intercept, audit, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. Use of this system indicates consent to monitoring and recording.
  • Any communications or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful government purpose.
  • Access is given only to the information system to which the user requires access in the performance of their official duties and the user will not attempt to access systems they are not authorized to access.
  • Acknowledgement that disciplinary action may be taken based on violation of the RoB.

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