Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 15, § 3413 - Incompatible Activity

Current through Register 2021 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 24, 2021

(a) Employees of the department shall not engage in any other employment or activity inconsistent or incompatible with employment by the department. Conduct deemed to fall in such categories includes, but is not limited to the following:
(1) Using the prestige or influence of the state or the department for private gain or advantage.
(2) Employment or participation in any activity of an illegal nature.
(3) Any employment or other activity which will prevent the employee from doing his or her job as an employee of the department in an efficient and capable manner, or represents a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with his or her job.
(4) Employment which will prevent a prompt response to a call to report to duty in an emergency or when otherwise required to be present by his or her supervisor or the warden or superintendent.
(5) Using for private gain the time, facilities, equipment or supplies of the state.
(6) Using workgroup computer technologies to do any of the following:
(A) Publish, display, or transmit information that:
1. Violates or infringes on the rights of other persons, including the right of privacy.
2. Contains defamatory, intentionally false, obscene, pornographic, profane, sexually harassing, threatening, racially offensive, or other unlawfully discriminatory material.
3. Encourages the use of unprescribed controlled substances.
(B) Conduct activities not related to the mission or work tasks of the department.
(C) Solicit the performance of activities prohibited by law.
(D) Transmit material, information, or software in violation of departmental policies, or local, State, or Federal Law.
(E) Conduct electioneering or engage in political activities.
(F) Engage in non-government related fund raising or public relations activities.
(G) Conduct personal business activities or activities for personal monetary gain.
(H) Purchase or sell unauthorized goods or services.
(7) Providing confidential information to persons to whom issuance of such information has not been authorized, or using such information for private gain or advantage.
(8) Receiving or accepting money or any other consideration from anyone other than the state for performance of an act which the employee would be required or expected to render in the regular course or hours of his or her employment, or as a part of his or her duties as a state employee.
(9) Receiving or accepting, directly or indirectly, any gift, including money, any service, gratuity, favor, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or any other thing of value, from anyone who is doing or is seeking to do business of any kind with the state or whose activities are regulated or controlled in anyway by the state, under circumstances from which it reasonably could be inferred that the gift was intended as a reward or for the purpose of influencing any official action on the employee's part.
(10) Consulting or testifying as a specialist or an expert witness, based on expertise gained in the course of their duties, in any administrative, civil, or criminal action without having given reasonable notice, as defined in section 3413(a)(10)(A), to the chief deputy general counsel of the office of legal affairs.
(A) An employee who is contacted by a fellow employee, their representative, or attorney regarding ongoing or anticipated administrative, civil, or criminal proceedings for the purpose of eliciting expert testimony, as defined in Evidence Code section 720, shall, within one business day, notify in writing the chief deputy general counsel of the office of legal affairs. The written notification shall include all relevant information concerning the contact and a synopsis of the employee's anticipated testimony. The employee whose testimony is sought shall also forward any subpoena served upon them within one business day of service.
(B) The chief deputy general counsel or designee retains the discretion to seek to quash the subpoena on any substantive or procedural grounds before the judicial body through whose authority the subpoena was issued.
(C) This subsection shall not apply when an employee has been requested to testify regarding an event or transaction which he or she has perceived or investigated in the course of his or her duties or when an employee has been requested to testify as an expert witness by the department.
(b) Before engaging in any outside employment, activity or enterprise, including self-employment, the employee shall submit a statement to his or her division administrator or to the warden or superintendent, naming the prospective employer, if any, the employer's address and phone number, and an outline of the proposed duties or activities. This shall be in sufficient detail to enable the division administrator or the warden or superintendent to determine whether the proposed activity falls in the prohibited class. The division administrator or the warden or superintendent shall notify the employee of findings.
(c) Violation of these provisions may result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination of employment with the department or civil action. Criminal prosecution may result from conduct which violates Penal Code Section 502.

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 15, § 3413

Note: Authority cited: Section 5058, Penal Code. Reference: Section 19572, Government Code; and Section 5054, Penal Code.

1. New subsections (a)(7)-(a)(7)(H), subsection renumbering, new subsection (c), repealer of Comment, and new Note filed 2-7-97 as an emergency; operative 2-7-97 (Register 97, No. 6). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058(e), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-17-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Certificate of Compliance as to 2-7-97 order transmitted to OAL 5-7-97 and filed 6-16-97 (Register 97, No. 25).
3. New subsection (a)(11) filed 12-8-99; operative 1-7-2000 (Register 99, No. 50).
4. Amendment filed 12-19-2006; operative 12-19-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(Register 2006, No. 51).
5. Amendment of subsections (a)(6)(A)3., (a)(10)(A) and (b) filed 4-29-2021; operative 4-29-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2021, No. 18).

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