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Subchapter B. PROHIBITION ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY


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605a.3.    Scope of prohibition.

§ 605a.3. Scope of prohibition.

 (a)  The provisions of 71 Pa.C.S. §  2705 (relating to political activity) shall not apply to employees who are on furlough, who are on a leave of absence, or who are on a leave covered under the State Employees’ Retirement Code in 71 Pa.C.S. §  5302(b) (relating to credited State service).

   (1)  An employee who is elected to and assumes public office while on a leave of absence or a leave covered under the State Employees’ Retirement Code in 71 Pa.C.S. §  5302(b) shall, upon returning to employment in the classified service, resign from the elective public office and otherwise comply with the provisions of 71 Pa.C.S. §  2705.

   (2)  An employee who is elected to and assumes public office while on furlough may serve out the remaining portion of the present term of office, provided the duties of the elective public office do not present a conflict of interest with the duties of the employee’s position in the classified service, and the employee does not otherwise engage in activity prohibited by 71 Pa.C.S. §  2705. The employee may not seek and accept appointment, nomination, and election for a new term in office.

 (b)  An employee who is elected to and assumes public office prior to appointment to a position in the classified service may serve out the remaining portion of the present term of office, provided the duties of the elective public office do not present a conflict of interest with the duties of the employee’s position in the classified service, and the employee does not otherwise engage in activity prohibited by 71 Pa.C.S. §  2705. The employee may not seek and accept appointment, nomination or election for a new term in office.

Cross References

   This section cited in 4 Pa. Code §  605a.4 (relating to procedure).



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