Public Officers and Employees

Merit System

SECTION 36-4-52

§ 36-4-52. Restrictions on political activities of classified employees.

No classified employee shall during working hours engage to any extent in any form of partisan politics except that he or she may attend and vote at any party caucus, primary, or election held during working hours. Outside of working hours a classified employee may attend any partisan political rally, club, or gathering and privately express his or her partisan political views but any further partisan political activity on his or her part shall be engaged in only in accordance with the personnel rules. A classified employee violating the provisions of §§ 36-4-50 – 36-4-54, or of the personnel rules shall for a first offense be either demoted or dismissed and for a second offense dismissed. All charges of these violations shall be publicly heard by the personnel appeal board.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 661, § 21; P.L. 1952, ch. 2975, § 23; G.L. 1956, § 36-4-52.)