Policy revised on September 17, 1996
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact your department’s County Counsel representative.
The following specific restrictions apply to all County officers and employees:
- A County officer or employee may not engage in political activities during assigned hours of employment. This means that a County employee cannot attend campaign functions or discuss candidates or measures on County time.
- A County officer or employee may not use County telephones, stationary, equipment, or supplies, including copying machines, word processing, or intradepartmental mail, for political purposes, whether or not such activities occur during assigned hours of employment and whether or not the officer or employee reimburses the County.
- A County officer or employee may not solicit, directly or indirectly, political contributions from other County officers or employees. However, a County officer or employee may request political contributions by mail or other means from a significant segment of the public which may include County officers or employees.
- A County officer or employee shall not participate in political activities of any kind while in uniform.