902 KAR 8:130. Participation of local health department employees in political activities.


      RELATES TO: KRS 211.170(1), (2), 212.170(4)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194.050, 211.1755, 212.170

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 211.1755(2) requires the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations establishing the policies and procedures for the local health department personnel program. This administrative regulation establishes guidelines for employee political activity.


      Section 1. Political Activities of Employees. An employee in the classified service shall not:

      (1) Serve on or for a political committee, party, or other similar organization;

      (2) Serve as a delegate or alternate to a caucus or party convention, but may vote in the selection of:

      (a) A delegate to a party convention; and

      (b) A person to serve on a precinct committee;

      (3) Solicit or handle a political contribution;

      (4) Sell or solicit the sale of a ticket or other item for a political party, faction, or candidate; however, an employee may voluntarily purchase the item or a ticket;

      (5) Serve as an officer of a political club, as a member or officer of any of its committees, or address a club on a partisan political matter, or be active in organizing it;

      (6) Serve in connection with the preparation for, organizing or conducting a political meeting or rally or address a political meeting on a partisan political matter except to vote;

      (7) Engage in partisan activity at the polls during a primary, regular, or special election in the position of checker, challenger, or watcher;

      (8) Solicit votes and assist voters to mark ballots;

      (9) Become a candidate for nomination or election to a federal, state, county, or municipal office, except for a school board district office, which is to be filled in an election in which party candidates are involved or for which compensation is paid;

      (10) Solicit another person to become a candidate for nomination or election to an office described above;

      (11) Distribute partisan campaign literature or material;

      (12) Initiate or circulate a partisan political nominating petition; or

      (13) Canvass a district or solicit political support for a party, faction, or candidate, in person or in writing. (19 Ky.R. 2777; eff. 9-3-93; Am. 21 Ky.R. 597; eff. 9-21-94; 24 Ky.R. 2215; 25 Ky.R. 582; eff. 8-19-98.)