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(A) No person shall be appointed or promoted to, or demoted or dismissed from, any position in the classified service, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to employment in the classified service because of his political or religious opinions or affiliations.
(B) No person shall seek or attempt to use any political endorsement in connection with any appointment to a position in the classified service.
(C) No person shall use or promise to use, directly or indirectly, any official authority or influence, whether possessed or anticipated, to secure or attempt to secure for any person an appointment to a position in the classified service, or an increase in or other advantage in employment in any position, for the purpose of influencing the vote or political action of any person, or for any consideration.
(D) No employee in the classified service, and no member of the Employees' Board of Appeals shall use the authority of his position to secure support for or oppose any candidate, party, or issue in a partisan election, or affect the results thereof.
(E) No employee in the classified service or any person elected to public office shall use the promise of reward or a threat of loss to encourage or coerce any other employee to support or contribute to any political issue, candidate, or party. As an individual, each employee retains all rights and obligations of citizenship provided in the constitution and laws of the state and the Constitution and laws of the United States.
(F) No person elected to public office shall, while occupying the office, hold any position in the classified service. Any employee in the classified service who is elected to public office shall be deemed to have resigned from his position in the classified service as of the date of administration of the oath of the elected public office.
(G) No person shall make any false statement, certificate mark, rating, or report with regard to any test, certification, or appointment made under any provision of the Charter and these rules, or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of the provisions of the Charter and of these rules.
(H) No person shall, directly or indirectly, give, render, pay, offer, solicit, or accept any money, service, or other valuable consideration for or on account of any appointment, proposed appointment, promotion, or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in, a position in the classified service.
(I) No employee, examiner, or other person shall defeat, deceive, or obstruct any person in his right to examination, eligibility, certification, or appointment under the Charter and these rules, or furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of affecting the rights or prospects of any person to employment in the classified service.
(J) Any officer or employee who violates any of the provisions of this section shall forfeit his office or position.
('58 Code, § 11.95.8) (Ord. 69-85, passed 9-9-69; Am. Ord. 85-79, passed 9-10-85)