The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) said its survey of nearly 450 employers found almost two-thirds have no written or unwritten policies on political activities in the workplace; however, 55% indicated they allow staff to take paid or unpaid time off to vote.
According to an SHRM press release, the 35% of organizations with policies on political activities reported one or more of the following restrictions:
- Prohibited use of company assets in support of any political party or candidate (71%);
- Employees not allowed to devote any work hours to any political party or candidate campaign (68%);
- No political activities on company premises (68%), and
- No employee may use position to pressure vendors, suppliers, or other staff members to show support for or make contributions to any candidate or political party (66%).