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Los Angeles COE |  AR  4119.25  Personnel

Political Activities Of Employees - SR   

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Office employees shall not:

1. Use Office funds, services, supplies or equipment to urge the passage or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate. (Education Code 7054)

(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)

2. During working hours and on Office property, solicit or receive any political funds or contributions to promote the passage or defeat of a ballot measure that would affect the rate of pay, hours of work, retirement, civil service or other working conditions (Education Code 7056)

3. During working hours and on Office property, solicit or receive any political funds or contributions to promote the passage or defeat of other types of ballot measures

4. Use Office time to urge the passage or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate

5. Use Office equipment for the preparation or reproduction of political campaign materials, even if the Office is reimbursed

(cf. 3512 - Equipment)

6. Post or distribute political campaign materials on Office property

7. Disseminate political campaign materials through the Office mail service, e-mail or staff mailboxes

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

8. Use students to write, address or distribute political campaign materials

9. Present viewpoints on particular candidates or ballot measures in the classroom without giving equal time to the presentation of opposing views

(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)

10. Wear buttons or articles of clothing that express political opinions on ballot measures or candidates during instructional time

However, teachers shall not be prohibited from wearing political buttons during noninstructional time, such as Back-to-School Night.

Nothing in County Superintendent policy or administrative regulation shall be construed to prevent employees from soliciting or receiving funds or contributions for political purposes

during nonworking time, including before and after school, the lunch period or other scheduled work intermittency during the school day. (Education Code 7056)

Employee Organizations

Employee organizations may use Office mailboxes and other means to communicate with employees, subject to reasonable regulation. Employee organizations may have access at reasonable times to areas in which employees work; may use institutional bulletin boards, mailboxes, and other means of communication and may use Office facilities at reasonable times for the purpose of meetings. (Government Code 3543.1)

However, employee organizations shall not use Office funds, services, supplies or equipment, such as the Office mail system, to urge the passage or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate. (Education Code 7054)

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

Access to Office communication channels shall be limited in cases where such access would be disruptive to Office operations.

In the event of a concerted action, political activities by employee organizations and individual employees shall be restricted to peaceful informational picketing and other activities allowed by law.

(cf. 4141.6/4241.6 - Concerted Action)

Regulation LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

approved: September 3, 2013 Downey, California