UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE

NUMBER: 4.6.09
DATE: 07/01/91
REVISION:

SECTION: HUMAN RESOURCES
AREA: TIME OFF
SUBJECT: VOTING TIME

PURPOSE

Although the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) remains neutral on all matters of political affiliation or support, it is the policy of the University to encourage all members of the community to support and vote for candidates of their choice in both national and local political elections. In most communities, the polls remain open for a sufficient amount of time to allow employees reasonable time to vote without interruption of their working day. In cases of extreme hardship, or great distance to the polls however, employees may be permitted to arrive late or to depart early from their assigned work stations. This time is to be provided with pay and without the use of annual leave, sick leave, or compensatory time.

PROCEDURE

  1. Employees unable to find a reasonable amount of time to vote due to unusual working hours or great distance between this campus and the location of the voting precinct, should inform their immediate supervisor as soon as possible before election day, so that schedules can be arranged to provide adequate coverage.
  2. Employees shall be allowed to complete the voting process by either arriving late, or departing early from their assigned work station.
  3. The time taken off from work will be considered leave with pay, and Time and Attendance Sheets should reflect this time as "hours worked".