Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Division II - Prohibited Activities

(A) No offi­cer or employ­ee shall inten­tion­al­ly per­form any pro­hib­it­ed polit­i­cal activ­i­ty dur­ing any com­pen­sat­ed time, as defined here­in.  No offi­cer or employ­ee shall inten­tion­al­ly use any prop­er­ty or resources of the Union Coun­ty Gov­ern­ment in con­nec­tion with any pro­hib­it­ed polit­i­cal activity.

(B) At no time shall any offi­cer or employ­ee inten­tion­al­ly require any oth­er offi­cer or employ­ee to per­form any pro­hib­it­ed polit­i­cal activ­i­ty (i) as part of that offi­cer or employee’s duties, (ii) as a con­di­tion of employ­ment, or (iii) dur­ing any com­pen­sat­ed time off (such as hol­i­days, vaca­tion or per­son­al time off).

(C) No offi­cer or employ­ee shall be required at any time to par­tic­i­pate in any pro­hib­it­ed polit­i­cal activ­i­ty in con­sid­er­a­tion for that offi­cer or employ­ee being award­ed addi­tion­al com­pen­sa­tion or any ben­e­fit, whether in the form of a salary adjust­ment, bonus, com­pen­sato­ry time off, con­tin­ued employ­ment or oth­er­wise, nor shall any offi­cer or employ­ee be award­ed addi­tion­al com­pen­sa­tion or any ben­e­fit in con­sid­er­a­tion for his or her par­tic­i­pa­tion in any pro­hib­it­ed polit­i­cal activity.

(D) Noth­ing in this Sec­tion pro­hibits activ­i­ties that are per­mis­si­ble for an offi­cer or employ­ee to engage in as part of his or her offi­cial duties, or activ­i­ties that are under­tak­en by an offi­cer or employ­ee on a vol­un­tary basis which are not pro­hib­it­ed by this Article.

(E) No per­son either (i) in a posi­tion that is sub­ject to rec­og­nized mer­it prin­ci­ples of pub­lic employ­ment or (ii) in a posi­tion the salary for which is paid in whole or in part by fed­er­al funds and that is sub­ject to the Fed­er­al Stan­dards for a Mer­it Sys­tem of Per­son­nel Admin­is­tra­tion applic­a­ble to grant-in-aid pro­grams, shall be denied or deprived of employ­ment or tenure sole­ly because he or she is a mem­ber or an offi­cer of a polit­i­cal com­mit­tee, of a polit­i­cal par­ty, or of a polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion or club.