With a number of political campaigns under way, it’s important to be aware of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) policies on employee involvement.
According to the Board of Regents (BOR) Policy 6.14.1, the use of “USG materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, or vehicles in political campaigns is forbidden.” For example, sending or even forwarding a campaign-related email from a university-owned computer is not permitted.
And if you were thinking of running for office or managing a campaign, be sure to review BOR’s Policy 188.8.131.52. It states that USG employees should not “manage or enter political campaigns while on duty to perform services for the USG or to hold elective political office at the state or federal level while employed by the USG.”
Questions? Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at 404-894-1238.