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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
Sec. 5-266a. Political activities of classified state employees and Judicial Department employees. Candidacy for office. Leave of absence or resignation upon taking elective office.

(c) Any person employed in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department who leaves such service to accept a full-time elective municipal office shall be granted a personal leave of absence without pay from his state employment for not more than two consecutive terms of such office or for a period of four years, whichever is shorter. Upon reapplication for his original position at the expiration of such term or terms of office, such person shall be reinstated in his most recent state position or a similar position with equivalent pay or to a vacancy in any other position such person is qualified to fill. If no such positions are available, such person's name shall be placed on all reemployment lists for classes in which he has attained permanent status. Any person employed in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department who accepts an elective state office shall resign from such employment upon taking such office. In either event, such person shall give notice in writing to his appointing authority that he is a candidate for a state elective office or a full-time elective municipal office within thirty days after nomination for that office. (1016)

Sec. 5-266b. Permitted activity. (1017)(Text)

Nothing contained in sections 5-266a to 5-266d, inclusive, prohibits political activity by such persons in the classified service in connection with (1) an election and the campaign preceding such election if none of the candidates is to be elected at that election as representing a party any of whose candidates for presidential elector received votes in the last-preceding election at which presidential electors were selected; or (2) a question which is not specifically identified with a national or state political party. For the purpose of this section, questions relating to constitutional amendments, referenda, approval of municipal ordinances, and others of a similar character, are deemed not specifically identified with a national or state political party. (1018)

Sec. 5-266c. Regulations. (1019)(Text)

The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall issue such regulations as are necessary and appropriate for administration of sections 5-266a to 5-266d, inclusive. (1020)

Sec. 5-266d. Dismissal or suspension of employee. Appeal. (1021)(Text)

If, upon the complaint of any citizen of the state, the Commissioner of Administrative Services finds that any employee in the classified service has violated any provision of sections 5-266a to 5-266d, inclusive, said commissioner may dismiss such employee from state service. If said commissioner finds that the violation does not warrant removal, he may impose a penalty on such employee of suspension from his position without pay for not less than thirty days or more than six months. Any employee aggrieved by any action of the commissioner under the provisions of this section may appeal as provided in section 5-202. (1022)

Sec. 5-267. Officers, appointing authorities and employees to comply with law. (1023)(Text)

All officers, appointing authorities and other state employees shall conform to, comply with and aid in carrying into effect the provisions of this chapter and the regulations issued hereunder. When any order is made under the provisions of this chapter or in accordance with the regulations hereunder, any officer or other person to whom such order is directed shall forthwith comply with the terms and provisions thereof. (1024)

Sec. 5-268. Penalty. (1025)(Text)

Any person who, wilfully or through culpable negligence, violates, or who conspires to violate, any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both. Prosecutions for violations of this chapter may be instituted by the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the offense is alleged to have been committed. (1026)

Sec. 5-269. Transfer of certain employees to Labor Department. (1027)(Text)

Section 5-269 is repealed, effective June 3, 1996. (1028)


Sec. 5-270. Collective bargaining. Definitions. (1030)(Text)

When used in sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive: (1031)

(a) "Employer" means the state of Connecticut, its executive and judicial branches, including, without limitation, any board, department, commission, institution, or agency of such branches or any appropriate unit thereof and any board of trustees of a state-owned or supported college or university and branches thereof, public and quasi-public state corporation, or authority established by state law, or any person or persons designated by the employer to act in its interest in dealing with employees, but shall not include the State Board of Labor Relations or the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration. (1032)

(b) "Employee" means any employee of an employer, whether or not in the classified service of the employer, except elected or appointed officials other than special deputy sheriffs, board and commission members, disability policy specialists assigned to the Council on Developmental Disabilities, managerial employees and confidential employees. (1033)

(c) "Professional employee" means: (1) Any employee engaged in work (A) predominantly intellectual and varied in character as opposed to routine mental, manual, mechanical or physical work; (B) involving the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance; (C) of such a character that the output produced or the result accomplished cannot be standardized in relation to a given time period; (D) requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study in an institution of higher learning or a hospital, as distinguished from a general academic education or from an apprenticeship or from training in the performance of routine mental, manual or physical processes; or (2) any employee who has completed the courses of specialized intellectual instruction and study described in subsection (c)(1)(D) and is performing related work under the supervision of a professional person to qualify himself to become a professional employee as defined in subsection (c)(1). (1034)

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