Board of Trustees Policy  465.1

POLITICAL ACTIVITY

The original PDF version of this policy is linked from the revised date below.

University employees, as citizens, have the right to engage in political activity. However, no employee may involve the institution's name, symbols, property, or supplies in political activities.

Any employee who intends to seek public office or to assume a major role in a political campaign is obligated to discuss his/her plans with his/her supervisor. If the supervisor determines that the activity will impinge to any extent upon the full discharge of the employee's responsibilities to the University, the plans must be reviewed through regular administrative channels to the President's office for a determination of work-load and salary adjustment.

Involvements which require part- or full-time services, and for which more than token compensation is received, will require a reduction of work-load and pay, leave-of-absence, or resignation, depending upon the extent of the activity.

March 7, 1975