University EHRA employees who wish to run for or hold any elective or appointive public office are subject to regulations adopted by the Board of Governors. Before becoming a candidate for or occupying most offices, employees must make certain disclosures and receive various approvals on a prescribed schedule, or risk disciplinary action or dismissal.
The Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina has enacted regulations (UNC Policy Manual, Chapter 300.5) to avoid inappropriate conflict between the obligations of University employment and certain activities for University employees related to governmental and political activities.
The regulations apply to all The University of North Carolina faculty and staff members who are not subject to the State Human Resources Act. All such faculty and staff members are required to be familiar with and observe those regulations. Failure to do so is deemed resignation from University employment in some circumstances and may lead to disciplinary action or dismissal in other circumstances.
|For affected academic periods beginning:||Completed petition to be received by the Chancellor:|
|January (e.g., for a May primary contest)||October 15 of preceding year|
|May/June (e.g., for fall elections affecting summer employment)||March 15|
|August/September (e.g., for fall general election)||June 15|
|Other periods||90 days prior to beginning of period|