II.M.1. Employee Participation in Political Activity
II.M.1.01 Participation in Partisan Politics
System employees as individuals and citizens have the right to participate in partisan political activities; however, System employees may not use time on the job or other System resources to influence the outcome of any election, including that of any state or local measure or referendum. At no time shall an employee be allowed to use his/her official title or position with the System in such activities.
II.M.1.02 Use of System Resources
An employee or Board member of the System may not spend or authorize the spending of public funds, or use of public resources, for political advertising or campaigning. Employees and Board members also may not knowingly use or authorize the use of an internal mail system for the distribution of political advertising.
II.M.1.03 Candidacy for Elective Office
Employees are not permitted to hold any federal or state elected office, nor can they file to be a candidate for such offices unless leave time for campaigning has been applied for and granted.
II.M.1.04 Information Resource
An employee may serve as a resource for information or facts as they relate to the impact on the System of any pending legislation or referendum, provided that such service has been approved by the Chancellor or designee.
LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on August 7, 2008