• (a) The board of directors of the bureau of ethics and campaign finance shall appoint a full-time executive director who shall serve at the pleasure of the board of directors. Other employees of the bureau shall be employed on recommendation of the executive director with the approval of the board. The executive director and all other employees of the bureau shall constitute the staff of the bureau and its two (2) divisions. The board of directors of the bureau may call on the office of the state coordinator of elections for such advice, documents or services as it may require.

  • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 4-55-102

    • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    (b) Employees of the bureau shall not possess state service status, but the employees shall be subject to personnel policies applicable to state employees generally, such as leave, compensation, classification and travel requests.

  • (c) Neither the executive director nor any other employee of the bureau, nor any member of an employee’s immediate family as defined in § 3-6-301, shall, during the period of such employment:

    • (1) Be allowed to hold or qualify for elective office to any state or local public office as defined in § 2-10-102;

    • (2) Be an officer of any political party or political committee;

    • (3) Permit the employee’s name to be used or make contributions in support of or in opposition to any candidate or proposition, except that an employee’s immediate family may make campaign contributions in support of or in opposition to any candidate or proposition;

    • (4) Participate in any way in any election campaign;

    • (5) Lobby or employ a lobbyist; provided, that this subdivision (c)(5) shall not prohibit the executive director from the performance of the executive director’s duties; or

    • (6) Be employed by any elected officeholder, either in an official capacity or as an individual, or be employed by any business in which an elected officeholder has any direct input concerning employment decisions.