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Political Activity

Policy Information

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Effective Date: 
September 1, 1988
Policy Number: 
CSM 412.0
Responsible Unit: 
Division of Human Resources
(520) 621-3660


Classified staff employees may engage in political activity outside of assigned work hours, but shall not allow their interest in a particular party candidate or political issue to affect their performance of assigned duties and responsibilities or relationships with coworkers or other employees.

Employees shall not, directly or by implication, use the name of the University or their affiliation with the University in the endorsement of political candidates, initiatives, referendums, or in supporting or opposing a position on other political issues.

Classified staff employees who plan to campaign for public office or who are elected to public office should request a leave of absence if their candidacy or public office prevents them from being available to work during their normal work hours or attend to their assigned duties and responsibilities.

Related Information*

* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions, Related Information, and Revision History are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.


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