2005 - Bulletin Boards
- Employee Relations Officers
- Personnel Officers
- Labor Relations Officers
- Provides direction on the use of bulletin boards by supervisory and excluded employee organizations
Organizations with the designation "(Supervisors)" have separate organizational components that include rank and file employees. ONLY materials that are from the supervisory/excluded divisions of these organizations and that are clearly specific to supervisory or excluded employee issues should be permitted on supervisory and excluded bulletin boards. (The use of bulletin boards by rank and file employee unions is defined by the collective bargaining agreements.)
The following guidelines should be employed with respect to the use of bulletin boards by supervisory and excluded employee organizations.
CalHR encourages State agencies and facilities to make bulletin board space available for use by registered supervisory and excluded organizations. This guideline, however, should not be interpreted to be a mandate for agencies to purchase or install new or additional bulletin boards upon request of an organization. The employing agency or facility should use its own discretion with respect to the reasonable number, size, style and location of supervisory and excluded organization bulletin boards.
The State maintains strict neutrality in its treatment of registered supervisory and excluded employee organizations. Registered supervisory and excluded employee organizations must have equal access to bulletin boards. No individual supervisory or excluded organization should be provided exclusive use of a bulletin board, even if the organization is willing to purchase the bulletin board and/or pay for its installation.
The purpose of bulletin boards is information sharing. Appropriate materials for posting include, but are not limited to, announcements of coming events, membership information, organization news and newsletters, and information on benefits offered through the employee organization. No libelous, obscene, or defamatory materials or materials of a partisan political nature are to be posted. (This includes materials that are disrespectful or defamatory toward other recognized employee organizations, their officers, or membership.) Approval of materials for posting is subject to procedures of individual facilities. Facility management shall remove any materials found inappropriate for posting. Serious or repeated posting violations provide cause for rescinding an individual organization's ability to use the bulletin board or removing the bulletin board entirely.
- PML 2001-023: PML 2001-023 - 6/13/2001 - Bulletin Boards - Supervisory and Excluded Organizations
- PML 2007-020: PML 2007-020 - 7/13/2007 - Bulletin Boards - Supervisory and Excluded Organizations
Kate Van Sickle
Labor Relations Specialist, Labor Relations Division
Deputy Director of Labor Relations, Labor Relations Division