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3.22 / Employment Oath

Purpose:
The purpose of this statement is to reenact University policy with regard to the employment oath previously located in Section 4.02.

Preamble:
Section 4.02 of the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual dealing with "Term of Appointment" previously included language regarding the employment oath required of all state employees by Kansas law. In revising Section 4.02 (effective December 3, 2004), it was determined that there should be a separate and distinct policy statement regarding the employment oath set forth in Chapter 3 relating to general employment policies. 

Policy Statement:
Kansas law requires that all state employees sign the following employment oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and faithfully discharge the duties of my office or employment. So help me God. (The final sentence may be deleted.)

The oath is included in papers that must be signed at the time of employment. It must be on file before any checks in payment of salary or wages may be issued by the state treasurer.

Implementation:
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.

The Office of Human Resources shall have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy.

Effective Date: 
January 1, 2005

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