Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

The President shall designate areas of each campus as "free speech" areas where college employees, outside groups and students can engage in campaign or political activities.

The Board directs the President to inform all college employees of the restrictions on public employee political activities imposed by ORS 260.432.

(June 2004)

Attention all public employees:

The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on your political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.”

It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except to the extent prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours.