Policy addresses employee political activity


With local and statewide campaigns underway this fall,, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities.

There are several basic guidelines that university employees should keep in mind when engaging in any form of political activity:

* It is unlawful for any employee of MSU to influence or attempt to influence, directly or indirectly, another employee to vote or not to vote for any particular person or group of persons in any election.

* When engaging in any form of political activity, employees should not use their university title after their names in letters, graphic presentations or advertisements with the exception of a candidate who can use his or her title for identification purposes only.

* Any endorsement of a candidate by an employee -- whether oral, written or in graphic form -- should never imply in any way that the candidate is endorsed by the university or a component of the university.

The above list is not exhaustive. MSU employees are encouraged to review the policy in its entirety and to understand their rights and responsibilities.

Click here to read the complete policy.

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