9.7  Relations with Legislators and Elected Officials

(Universitywide Administrative Memorandum 910.1; Act 658 of 1999)

As a citizen, you have the right to exercise freedom of expression on legislative matters. However, you should not, unless authorized, attempt to speak on behalf of the university in discussions with members of the Arkansas General Assembly, Arkansas constitutional officers, members of Congress, or local and county elected officials. If you would like the university to consider a matter for incorporation into its legislative program, you may send your suggestion to the chancellor or to the Office of Governmental Relations.

You have the right to communicate with elected officials concerning matters related to your job and cannot be subjected to discipline, reprimands or notations in your personnel file because you exercised that right. However, if you intentionally make untrue allegations to an elected official concerning matters related to your job, you may be subject to discipline.

Monday, July 29, 2013 1:16 PM