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proposed. Appropriation. Date of appointment in the department.
Report in writing
Record of previous promotions, giving dates and amounts.
Nature of duties.
On the left-hand margin, at about the center of the page, the amount of the promotion recommended and the length of time since the employee was last promoted should be indicated. For example:
1 yr. 6 nos. 42. Interpretation of Civil-Service Rules.—Matters directly involving the civil-service rules and regulations, not specifically covered by these regulationsi. e., questions involving interpretation of and changes in the rules, matters pertaining to positions not included in the district system, and the like shall be referred, through the chief of bureau, to the appointment clerk for attention.
43. Outside Work.—No furlough or leave without pay will be granted to enable employees to engage in private or commercial work or to pursue courses of study at educational institutions. Employees engaged on work connected with agricultural colleges, experiment stations, or similar public agencies, may be retained on the rolls at a nominal annual salary or on a
per-diem basis when it is deemed desirable that they should, in some way, continue their connection with the department in order to establish or maintain cooperative relations. Each case must receive the approval of the Secretary upon the recommendation of the chief of the bureau involved.
44. Work for Private Individuals, Firms, Etc.-No employee engaged continuously on work of the departo ment shall perform any work for private individuals, firms, companies, corporations, or institutions without the written consent of the Secretary first had and . obtained through the chief of the bureau in which said employee serves. Permission to employees of the department to engage in outside work will not be granted,
(a) If the outside work, or any of it, is to be performed during official hours. The practice of taking annual leave intermittently or by hours or days, in order to do outside work, is discouraged, the main purpose of annual leave thereby being defeated.
(6) If the efficiency of the employee may be im. paired by the performance of the outside duties; i. e., where the outside duties are of such onerous or fatiguing nature as to injure the health of the employee or prevent him from doing his best work during official hours.
(c) If the work to be done in a private capacity may be construed by the public to be the official acts of the department.
(d) If the business connections to be established or the property interests to be acquired may result in a conflict between the private interests of the employee and his official duties, or tend to bias bis judgment.
(e) If the doing of such work may involve the use of information secured as the result of employment in the department to the detriment of the public service.
(f) If such employment may tend to bring criticism upon, or cause embarrassment to, the department.
Chiefs of bureaus, with the approval of the Secretary, may permit employees, when authorized by law or Executive order, to accept the position of school trustee or school director, either with or without compensation, when, in their judgment, service as a school trustee or school director will not impair the efficiency of their service in the department or does not involve circumstances rendering the action undesirable, and provided that such employees are merely passive or inactive candidates for appointment or election and such candidacy does not involve or necessitate activity in political management or in a political campaign. The names of all employees who are authorized to accept appointment as school trustee or school director must be promptly reported to the Office of the Secretary.
45. Political Activity.—No employee of the department in the executive civil service shall use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election, or affecting the results thereof, or for the purpose of coercing the political action of any person or body. Employees in the competitive classified service, while retaining the right to vote as they please and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, shall take no active part in political management or in political campaigns. Violation of the foregoing shall be deemed sufficient cause for the removal of the employee from the service.
Some of the forms of activity held by the Civil Service Commission to be forbidden are given below. It is not to be assumed that other forms of political activity are permissible because they are not mentioned. Candidacy for or service as delegate, alternate, or proxy in any political convention, or as an officer or employee thereof; acting as officer of any political convention or caucus, addressing it, making motions, preparing or assisting in preparing resolutions, representing other persons, or taking any prominent part therein; service on or for any political committee or other similar organization; serving as officer of a political club, as member or officer of any of its committees, addressing such a club, or being active in its organization; service in preparing for, organizing, or conducting a political meeting or rally, addressing such a meeting, or taking any other active part therein except as a spectator; giving public expression to political views, engaging in political discussions or conferences while on duty or in public places, or canvassing a district or soliciting political support for any party, faction, candidate, or measure; offensive activity at the polls at primary or regular elections, soliciting votes, assisting voters to mark ballots, or in getting out the voters on registration and election days; acting as accredited checker, watcher, or challenger of any party or faction; assisting in counting the vote or engaging in any other activity at the polls except marking and depositing the employee's own ballot; serving in any position of election officer except where refusal to serve is penalized by the election laws of the State; publishing or being connected editorially, managerially, or financially with any political newspaper and writing for publication or publishing any letter or article, signed or unsigned, in favor of or against any political party, candidate, faction, or measure; activity in campaigns concerning the regulation or suppression of the liquor traffic; candidacy for nomination or election to or holding local office; distribution of campaign literature, badges, or buttons, or wearing such badges or buttons while on duty; the circulation but not the signing of political petitions (including initiative and referendum, recall, and nomination petitions); and general political leadership or becoming prominently identified with any political movement, party, or face tion, or with the success or failure of any candidate for election to public office.
Employees permanently residing in the following incorporated municipalities adjacent to the District of Columbia will not be prohibited from becoming candidates for or holding municipal office in such corporations :
In Maryland–Takoma Park, Kensington, Garrett Park, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Somerset, Capital Heights.
Employees qualified to vote at a municipal election of the town of North Beach, Md., will not be prohibited from becoming candidates for or holding municipal office in or under such town of North Beach, Md.
In Virginia-Falls Church, Vienna, Herndon.
No employee of the department shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or receive, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting or receiving, any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any political purpose whatever from any officer, clerk, or employee of the United States, or any department, branch, or bureau thereof, or from any person receiving any salary or