1-13-4: REPRISAL AND RETALIATION PROHIBITED:
   (A)   An Elko County Officer or Employee:
      1.   Shall use official authority or influence of the officer or employee to remedy any reprisal or retaliatory action of which the officer or employee becomes aware.
      2.   Shall not:
         (a)   Directly or indirectly use or attempt to use the official authority or influence of the officer or employee to intimidate, threaten, coerce, command, influence or attempt to intimidate, threaten, coerce, command or influence another Elko County officer or employee, or any other local governmental officer or employee, in an effort to interfere with, or prevent the disclosure of, information concerning improper governmental action, including, without limitation, by intimidating, threatening, coercing, commanding, influencing or attempting to intimidate, threaten, coerce, command or influence the other officer or employee to take reprisal or retaliatory action. 
         (b)   Fail to use the official authority or influence of the officer or employee to remedy any reprisal or retaliatory action of which the officer or employee becomes aware.
      2.   For the purposes of this section, use of "official authority or influence" includes taking, directing others to take, recommending, processing or approving any personnel action such as an appointment, promotion, transfer, assignment, reassignment, reinstatement, restoration, reemployment, evaluation or other disciplinary action.  (Ord. 05-2020, 7-15-2021)