Goldman Sachs email policy leaked

Goldman Sachs email policy leaked

Employees should be aware that emails sent at work should not contain offensive language or indecent content.  

However, employees at global firm Goldman Sachs are slipping up when it comes to email etiquette.

An internal document from Goldman Sachs detailing the process in which employee's emails are read has been found by CNBC.

Phrases that get flagged up, leading to further investigation from employers, are: “I am not a happy camper” and “you are a piece of sh*t” – despite swearing being forbidden in company emails since 2010.

Other matters raising alarms on the automation system were obligations, complaints and threats such as “[I] [We] will sue [you] [your firm] [Goldman] [GS].” Phrases that potentially indicated uncertainty regarding stock, disputes, or possible fraud were also listed.

Goldman Sachs have upped their security game since 2008 where, if an employee writes an email containing expletives, a pop-up window comes up asking employees if they aware of the content they are sending, and if they approve it the email goes through.

According to CNBC, a spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs said: “We deploy cutting-edge technology and exercise the utmost care to protect confidential information, secure data and provide high-end client service. The firm's monitoring efforts reflect our commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity."

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