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The Indiana Department of Labor participates in social networking sites in order to promote activities, events as well as the health and safety of Indiana's workforce. Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible.

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IDOL Social Media Policy - Please read carefully!

The Indiana Department of Labor’s social media accounts are monitored by agency staff in an effort to promote department activities, events, worker safety and health initiatives and wage and hour updates. The Indiana Department of Labor’s goal is to timely and efficiently share ideas and information with its Hoosier stakeholders. The Indiana Department of Labor’s policy is to accept the majority of comments made to the agency’s social media accounts with some exceptions (see below).

  • Indiana law does not provide job protection for content posted on social media.
  • Content posted on the Indiana Department of Labor’s social media accounts becomes a public record.
  • Indiana Department of Labor staff monitors its profiles and pages but is not responsible for content, generated by users. Posted content does not necessarily represent the views of the agency. The agency’s profiles and pages may contain links to other websites on the Internet. This does not constitute an endorsement by Indiana Department of Labor.
  • The Indiana Department of Labor reserves the right to remove any content from its social media accounts.

Please do not post content containing:

  • Personal identifying information,
  • Financial information,
  • Intellectual property,
  • Confidential information,
  • Political campaign related content,
  • Advertising material, or
  • Profanity.

Content whose main purpose is to market a product or service will also be removed.

The Indiana Department of Labor staff will answer questions posted by users as time permits. Those seeking answers to questions must be cautious of answers provided by non-agency staff as the information may not be correct. Users with an immediate or urgent inquiry should contact the Indiana Department of Labor by at (317) 232-2655.

When interacting with other users or followers, please be civil and follow the usage guidelines established by the social networking service.

Repeated violations of the Indiana Department of Labor’s comment policy may cause the user or follower to be blocked from agency-sponsored social media pages or platforms.
The Indiana Department of Labor is unable to accept formal or non-formal occupational safety and health complaints through social media comments, posts or messages. Individuals who wish to exercise their right to file a formal or non-formal complaint under the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act regarding unsafe or unhealthy working conditions must contact the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) by phone at (317) 232-2693. 

The Indiana Department of Labor understands that social media platforms and profiles are a 24 hour-a-day; seven-day a week media information and engagement tool, however, the agency’s monitoring capabilities are generally limited to the hours of agency operation.

The Indiana Department of Labor’s standard hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., excluding any state holidays.

Indiana Department of Labor staff may not see every inappropriate comment immediately, and is trusting in the maturity of the user community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely. To advise the Indiana Department of Labor staff of a user violation of the above policy, please email SocialMedia@dol.in.gov or phone(317) 232-2655.