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Classified Employee Handbook

Political Activity

As an employee of the University, you have the right to participate in political activity. However, if you choose to do so, you must do so on your time (annual leave or leave of absence without pay). When this is done, official titles or roles with the University must not be used for political purposes.

Asking for or collecting contributions for elected officials, candidates for political office, or for any political activity must take place outside of regularly scheduled work hours.

Any plans you may have to seek a public office or assume a major role in a political campaign should be discussed with your supervisor. If your supervisor feels the plans will interfere with your assigned duties and responsibilities to the University, a request must be reviewed through regular administrative channels to the president of the University of Arkansas System. If the request is approved, adjustments in work hours and salary will be made.

University-owned property cannot be used for any kind of political activity.

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Last revision 11/1995

Updated 10.27.2011