Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an Executive Order today (Feb. 20) prohibiting state workers from accessing pornographic and other sexually explicit material on government computers or devices.

Employees of State agencies are compensated for their public service by Maine taxpayers and as Chief Executive I take employee workplace policies very seriously,” said Governor LePage. “State agencies already have rules to prohibit this behavior at work, but the practice continues. This Order establishes clear rules for all departments and employees across the board.

The order goes on to say:

The State will be taking all appropriate steps to implement the Governor’s policy directive. This includes formally posting a work rule, informing leadership of the bargaining units that represent employees, and communicating directly with employees.

The Governor’s order provides clear guidance to state employees that this conduct will not be tolerated and could result in termination.

Read the full Executive Order here.