RIGHTS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO ENGAGE IN POLITICAL ACTIVITIES, AND LIMITATIONS ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ SPEECH AND COMMUNICATIONS
Employees shall not be restricted from affiliating with civic organizations of a partisan or political nature, nor shall employees, while off duty, be restricted from attending political meetings, or advocating and supporting the principles or policies of civic or political organizations, or supporting partisan or nonpartisan candidates of their choice in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State and the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.
- If you are irritated about your job assignment, that is a matter of private concern and you should use the grievance procedure and go through the chain of command.
- If you are dissatisfied with your performance evaluation, that is also a matter where you need to use the grievance procedure and go through the chain of command.
- If you receive some form of discipline, including discharge, that will also generally be a matter of private concern, and you need to use the grievance procedure.