- Primary: Responsible administrator/supervisor
- Secondary: Local campus, college, or administrative unit HR administrator
- Other (as needed): Office of Human Resources specialist or consultant
Public Service: Campaigning for or Holding Public Office
Last Update: November 2009
Responsible University Officer:
- Vice President for Human Resources
- Director, Employee Relations and Compensation
- See Contacts Section.
- Updated: November 2009
- Primary Contact: See Contacts Section.
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Employees may engage in public service, including campaigning for or holding public office. At the earliest opportunity, the responsible administrator/supervisor should discuss potential conflicts or work arrangements with the employee who is contemplating running for or is being appointed to a public office. When the demands of public service impact an employee’s University work responsibilities, the responsible administrator and employee hold joint accountability to make arrangements to accommodate the public service activity and time away from work. A leave of absence or start of other arrangements should coincide with the onset of activities that prevent the employee from meeting University responsibilities. If the situation warrants, for example, when a full-time leave of absence beyond two years is required, a resignation may be the most appropriate action.
Exceptions. The president or delegate may make exceptions to this policy upon written request by an employee and/or responsible administrator.
Restrictions. University employees must not imply University endorsement or use University resources in campaign activities or literature. Employees campaigning or fundraising for or holding public office will follow University policies regarding use of University equipment, services, facilities, property, and paid work time.
REASON FOR POLICY
This policy implements Board of Regents Policy: Employees Campaigning for or Holding Public Office.
There are no Forms/Instructions for this policy.
- Summary of Policies Relevant to use of University Resources in Campaign Activities or Literature (PDF)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There is no FAQ for this policy.
There are no definitions for this policy.
- Provides the responsible administrator/supervisor with as much notice time as possible and consults on potential conflicts and possible work arrangements.
- Follows through with procedures appropriate to a leave of absence or resignation.
- Responsible Administrator/Supervisor
- Consults with the employee, at the earliest opportunity, on potential conflicts and appropriate arrangements to accommodate campaigning for or holding public office.
- President or Delegate
- Decides outcome of any exception request to Board of Regents Policy: Employees Campaigning for or Holding Public Office.
- Board of Regents Policy: Employees Campaigning For or Holding Public Office
- Administrative Policy: Unpaid Personal Leaves for Faculty and Academic Professional and Administrative Employees
- November 2009 - General edits made with clarification of policy and procedural language and indicated more strongly role of responsible administrator/supervisor.
- May 2008 - Policy converted to the new University-wide format for administrative policies.
- May 2005
- May 2005