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Policy 1-2-4: Political Activity for Public Employees

WNC Policy 1-2-4
Procedure: Political Activity for Public Employees
Policy No.: 1-2-4
Department: President's Office
Contact: President's Office
Policy:

Employees shall have the right to vote as they choose and to express their political opinions on all subjects without recourse unless otherwise specified.

  • Section 1: Guidelines
    • A. Employees shall have the right to vote as they choose and to express their political opinions on all subjects without recourse, except that no employee shall:
      • 1. Directly or indirectly solicit or receive, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting or receiving any assessment subscription, monetary or non-monetary contribution for a political purpose from anyone who is in the same department and who is a subordinate of the solicitor.
      • 2. Engage in political activity during the hours of his state employment for the purpose of improving the chances of a political party or individual seeking office; and at any time engage in political activity for the purpose of securing preference for promotion, transfer, or salary advancement.
      • 3. While off duty, engage in political activity to an extent that it impairs his attendance or efficiency as an employee.
      • 4. As an employee in an agency administering federally aided programs, engage in political activities at any time which are forbidden by federal law.
    • B. This standard is to be applied to all college employees.
    • C. College facilities, materials, or personnel duty time are not to be used for the promotion of any political candidate.
    • D. This policy in no way precludes any employee from participating in political activities as a private citizen.
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted April 30, 1984 Dates Revised September 2, 2008; May 11, 2004
NSHE and NRS Codes
NAC Code NAC 284.770

Memo from Dr. Calabro to Faculty and Staff referring to the State Rules for Personnel Administration - (Rule XI - Section C - Political Activity)

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URL: http://www.wnc.edu/policymanual/1-2-4.php
Date Printed: October 30, 2014
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