ClerkNet Violation Policy


ClerkNet is a professional resource for IMFOA members, and as such, the IMFOA Board of Directors has determined that this Policy be implemented to preserve the integrity of the listserve. 


This policy contains four levels of penalties for violation of ClerkNet regulations.  It is hereby noted that—although in most cases a violator would be moved from level one through level four—a level (or levels) may be skipped at the discretion of the IMFOA Board of Directors dependent on the severity and/or frequency of the offense(s). 


The IMFOA Board of Directors will review complaints on a case by case basis to determine if a violation has occurred and if any action is required.  A consensus (majority vote) of the Board of Director members will be needed to take any action with regards to a violation.  Said vote(s) can be cast at a meeting of the Board or by electronic means

(e-mail) to the IMFOA Board President.


Level 1

The user will be sent one, or more, written (e-mail) warnings regarding the nature of their violation. 


Level 2

The violator will be suspended from ClerkNet for a period of 30 days.


Level 3

The violator will be suspended from ClerkNet for a period of 90 days.


Level 4

The violator will be suspended permanently from ClerkNet.


All warnings and penalties will come from a member of the IMFOA Board of Directors and each will include a copy of this policy so the violator is aware of possible penalties for future violations.  Since the IMFOA membership is an individual membership - all ClerkNet users within the violator’s City will be subject to the suspension period.


The Board decisions on Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 penalties will be final.  Level 4 penalties can be appealed in writing to the Board of Director’s.  Any appeal will need to state a reason for the appeal and whether or not the violator would be eligible for ClerkNet usage if it were to be reinstated.

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