Policy 1420 – Seeking and Holding Public Office

WWW Posting Date:  1/15/2002

Responsible Office:  Office of the President

Reference:  Board of Supervisors (Rules) – University of Louisiana System

Every employee has the constitutional right to seek and hold public office. In so
doing, an employee must meet the following conditions: (a) notify the institutional
President of the employee’s intention prior to the date of qualification; and (b)
continue normal workload, including teaching and all other duties and office hours
required by the institution. If the employee is unable to meet condition (b) above,
annual leave or leave without pay may be requested for the appropriate period of time,
in accordance with leave rules of the Board.  Additionally, such an employee should
be accurate in his/her statements and make every effort to indicate that he/she is
not a spokesperson for the institution.