Employees may seek and hold elective political office. Employees, both during any election campaign and during the term of any part-time office to which the employees may be elected, are required to make specific arrangements with the President to assure that the employees' regular duties are performed. Employees elected to a full-time public office are entitled to leave without pay consistent with the
BOR Policy Manual 4:15.
Employees may take part in political activities, except during regularly scheduled working hours. Employees must comply with general regulations governing lobbying and the specific Statute making the Executive Director of the South Dakota Board of Regents the official contact for the State's higher education institutions with the Legislature. Faculty or staff members are free to represent their own views but should not represent them as institutional views. See BOR Policy 4:21.