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Given the upcoming election season and legislative session, the following is a reminder of your rights as a citizen and your commitments as a team member. As a citizen of North Carolina, you have the right to express your opinions and are encouraged to participate in the election and legislative processes. It is important to be mindful of the following policies depending on your employer:

It is important that any political activities are done on your personal time using personal resources and that you do nothing to suggest you are representing the views of UNC or UNC Health. For example, you should use your personal email account and personal stationery in any communications — not your UNC or UNC Health email or letterhead.

More specifically, state employees may not (i) participate in political activity while on duty; (ii) use the authority of their position or University [UNC Health] resources (e.g. funds, services, supplies, equipment, information technology resources, vehicles, etc.) to endorse or campaign for or against any candidate, political party, partisan political group, referendum, or issue in an election; or (iii) engage in preferential or detrimental treatment of an employee for purposes of inducing support of or opposition to any candidate for public office, political party, or partisan political group.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Thank you.