Policy 1420 – Seeking and Holding Public Office

Effective Date: 01/15/2002

Last Review: 02/27/2020

Responsible Office:  Office of the President

Reference: Board of Supervisors Rules, Chapter 2, Section VIII


Every employee has the constitutional right to seek and hold public office.  In so doing, the employee must meet the following conditions: (a) notify the institutional president of the employee’s intention prior to the date of qualification; (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 the leave rules of the Board.  Additionally, such an employee should be accurate in his statements and make every effort to indicate that he is not a spokesperson for the institution. 


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