Section VI - Employment Matters

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Employee Conduct - Political Activity of All Employees (With the Exception of the President)

To state the policy of the College as to political activities of employees, except the President

Randolph Community College recognizes the rights and obligations of citizenship provided in the Constitution and laws of North Carolina and the United States, including the right to run for and hold a political office.

The following policy restrictions apply to any employee of the College, except to the president:

  1. Any employee who decides to run for a public office (partisan or nonpartisan) shall notify the Board of Trustees through the President of his/her intention to run and certify that he/she will not campaign or otherwise engage in political activities during his/her regular work hours or involve the College in his/her political activities.
  2. Any employee, who is elected to a part-time public office, shall certify through the President to the Board of Trustees that his/her office will not interfere with his/her carrying out the duties of his/her position with the College, or request leave to carry out these duties.
  3. Any employee, who is elected or appointed to a full-time office, including but not limited to the General Assembly, shall be required to take a leave of absence without pay upon assuming that office. The length of the leave of absence shall be determined by the local Board of Trustees.
  4. Any employee who becomes a candidate for public office shall be prohibited from soliciting support during his/her regular work hours. The employee in question is prohibited from soliciting support on College property unless otherwise authorized by the local Board of Trustees.
  5. No employee shall involve the College in political activities.


Adopted: 06/29/1989

Revised: 07/17/2008