(a) No person shall be appointed or promoted to, or demoted, or dismissed from any
position in the Classified Service, or in any way favored or discriminated against with
respect to employment in the Classified Service, because of his or her political or
religious opinions or affiliations, race, sex, or membership or non-membership in any
(b) No employee in the Classified Service and no member of the Commission shall,
directly or indirectly, pay or promise to pay any assessment, subscription, or
contribution for any political party, faction, or candidate, or solicit or take any part
in soliciting any such assessment, subscription or contribution of any employee in the
(c) No person shall, directly or indirectly, give, render, pay, offer, solicit or
accept any money, service or other valuable consideration for or on account of any
appointment, proposed appointment, promotion or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in
a position in the classified service, except as services may be provided pursuant to a
temporary staffing services contract with the State as approved by the Director pursuant
to these rules.
(d) No appointing authority, agent, or deputy thereof, or supervisor of any employee,
shall directly or indirectly demote, suspend, discharge, or otherwise discipline any
person in the Classified Service for purpose of influencing his vote, support, or other
political activity in any election or primary election; and no appointing authority, agent
or deputy thereof, or other person, shall use his official authority or influence, by
threats, promises, or other means, directly or indirectly, to punish or coerce the
political action of any employee in the Classified Service.
(e) No employee in the classified service and no member of the Commission shall
- Participate or engage in political activity.
- Be a candidate for nomination or election to public office, except to seek election
as the Classified State employee serving on the State Civil Service Commission.
- Be a member of any national, state, or local committee of a political party or
- Take active part in the management of the affairs of a political party, faction,
candidate, or any political campaign, except to exercise his right as a citizen to express
his opinion privately, to serve as a commissioner or official watcher at the polls, and to
cast his vote as he desires.
- Take active part in an effort to recall from office an elected public official, or
seek, solicit or attempt to coerce any person including any employee in the classified
service and any member of the Commission into participating in any such effort or signing
a recall petition except that nothing contained herein shall prevent an employee in the
classified service or member of the Commission from signing a recall petition.
(f) No person elected to public office shall, while serving in such elective office, be
appointed to or hold any position in the Classified Service.
(g) The support of issues involving bonded indebtedness, tax referenda, or
Constitutional amendments shall not constitute prohibited activity within the meaning of
(h) No person shall be appointed to or employed in a position in the Classified Service
under any class title which has not been approved by the Director as appropriate to the
duties to be performed.
(i) No employee shall receive any compensation except as authorized by or
pursuant to the provisions of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform
Classification and Pay Plans, and the policies and procedures issued by the
(j) No person shall make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating, form or report
with regard to any application, test, certification, personnel transaction, appointment or
employment made under any provision of the Article, the Rules, or a regulation of the
Department of Civil Service, or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud
preventing the impartial execution of the Article, Rules and regulations.
(k) No applicant for examination, eligible on any register, appointing authority or his
agent, or State employee, shall directly or indirectly persuade, induce or coerce or
attempt to persuade, induce or coerce any prospective applicant or eligible to withhold
filing application or to withdraw from competition or eligibility for positions in the
Classified Service for the purpose of either improving or injuring the prospects for
appointment of any such applicant or eligible. The penalty for violation of this
sub-section by applicants or eligibles shall be cancellation by the Director of any or all
applications or eligibilities. The Commission, after investigation and hearing, may also
impose such penalties as may be provided by the Article against any person in violation
(l) Discrimination as defined in Rule 1.14.1 is prohibited.
(m) It shall be the duty of every classified employee to assist the Commission and the
Department of State Civil Service in effectively carrying out the provisions of the
Article and Rules, and to assist the State Police Commission in effectively carrying out
the provisions of Article X, Part IV, and the Rules of the State Police Commission, and to
answer truthfully, whether under oath or otherwise, all proper questions put to him by
authorized representatives of the Department or the Commission, or of the State Police
(n) No action shall be taken or authorized to be taken by any person without approval
of the Commission or the Director when such approval is required by either the State
Constitution or Civil Service Rule.
(o) No person shall fail to comply with any order or directive of the Commission unless
such order or directive is otherwise stayed by a Court of proper jurisdiction or unless
within the time limits provided by applicable rule or law.
(p) Except with the prior approval of the Commission, no person shall be
placed in any classified position in a department in which he/she is, or within the past
two years was, a statutory appointing authority.
(q) No person shall fail to comply with any order or directive issued by the
Director pursuant to the authority granted by the rules.
(r) No person shall fail to comply with any agency policy or procedure when
the rules require either the Director or the Commission to specifically approve
such policy or procedure, and where such approval has been obtained.
(s) No person shall fail to comply with any delegation agreement.
14.1.1 Repealed effective January 1, 1975