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GB12 – Employees as Duly Appointed or Elected Officials - May 2012 Revision

District personnel may hold public offices, except for the Board of Education, regardless of the relationship between the public office and the interests of Albuquerque Public Schools.

An employee of Albuquerque Public Schools who is a duly appointed or an elected official, acting in his/her capacity as a duly appointed or an elected official and outside of the official work day, may speak, act, debate and vote according to his/her convictions, without undue influence or fear of retaliation by the Board of Education, the superintendent or their immediate supervisor. The district and employees who are duly appointed or hold elected office shall comply with federal and state laws and regulations.

Leave of Absence

 

District personnel serving as a legislator in the New Mexico State Legislature shall be required to submit for a leave of absence to perform official legislative duties.  Albuquerque Public Schools shall not compensate employees for leaves of absences taken to perform official legislative duties.  Albuquerque Public Schools also shall not grant an employee any form of paid leave for absences taken to perform official legislative duties.

District personnel who hold public office shall refer to administrative procedural directives and the appropriate negotiated agreement to determine appropriate compensation and leave of absence procedures when performing official duties.

 

Administrative Position: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Department Director: Executive Director of Staffing and Employee Relations

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NSBA/NEPN Classification: GBI

Approved: January 25, 1988
Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Revised: October 20, 1993
Approved: November 17, 1993
Revised: February 20, 1996
Reviewed: January 1, 2001
Reviewed: April 2001
Reviewed: July 12, 2011
Revised: July 20, 2011
Reviewed: December 14, 2011
Reviewed: April 11, 2012
Reviewed: May 1, 2012
Revised: May 2, 2012

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