Institute Reminds Employees of Political Campaign Involvement Policies
With a number of political campaigns under way, it’s important to be aware of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) policies on employee involvement.
According to the Board of Regents (BOR) Policy 6.14.1, the use of “USG materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, or vehicles in political campaigns is forbidden.” For example, sending or even forwarding a campaign-related email from a university-owned computer is not permitted.
And if you were thinking of running for office or managing a campaign, be sure to review BOR’s Policy 18.104.22.168. It states that USG employees should not “manage or enter political campaigns while on duty to perform services for the USG or to hold elective political office at the state or federal level while employed by the USG.”
Questions? Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at 404-894-1238.
Additionally, employees are allotted time to cast their vote. Per the Leaves of Absence policy, 2.11, "employees are encouraged to exercise their constitutional right to vote in all federal, state, and location elections. If election polls are not open at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after an employee’s normally scheduled work shift, sufficient leave time must be granted to permit the employee to vote. In this instance, an employee should be granted a two-hour block of time in which to vote, if needed."