University resources and partisan political activities

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The political campaign and legislative season is upon us again, and questions will come up regarding candidate appearances and political communications.

By law, University employees may not use or permit the use of e-mail or other University property or resources for partisan political purposes. Partisan political purpose is defined by law: anything done with the purpose of differentially benefiting or harming a candidate or potential candidate, political party or group. (See AS 39.52.120(b)(6))

Click here to download a PDF of the memo from Michael Hostina, Associate General Counsel and Designated Ethics Supervisor for the University of Alaska.

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