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41-753. Unlawful acts; violation; classification
A. A person shall not make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating or report with regard to any test, certification or appointment made under this article or in any manner commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of this article or rules adopted under this article.
B. A person shall not, directly or indirectly, give, render, pay, offer, solicit or accept any money, service or other valuable consideration for or on account of any appointment, proposed appointment, promotion or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in, a position in the state personnel system.
C. An employee of any state agency, examiner or other person shall not obstruct any person in the person's right to examination, eligibility, certification or appointment under this article, or furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of affecting the rights or prospects of any person with respect to employment in the state personnel system.
D. An employee of any agency as defined in section 41-1001, including the office of the governor, who has a significant role in the procurement of materials, services or construction shall not accept an offer of employment from or have employment discussions with any person or entity lobbying for or potentially responding to a solicitation during a period beginning on signature of the first nondisclosure agreement pertaining to a particular solicitation or at the time of request for a sole source procurement or competition impracticable procurement and ending at the time of the contract award. An employee of any agency as defined in section 41-1001, including the office of the governor, who has a significant role in the procurement of materials, services or construction shall not accept an offer of employment from or have employment discussions with the successful offeror or offerors and their lobbyists during a period beginning on signature of the first nondisclosure agreement pertaining to a particular solicitation or at the time of request for a sole source procurement or competition impracticable procurement and ending one year after the purchased materials are delivered or the purchase of services or construction begins. The director of the department of administration may waive any or all of the waiting period in excess of twenty-four months for a procurement officer or an employee with a significant procurement role if the period of time that follows the signature of the nondisclosure agreement exceeds twenty-four months. A procurement officer or an employee seeking a waiver shall make a written request to the officer's or employee's state agency director, and the director of the state agency shall forward the request with a written recommendation to the director of the department of administration. The director of the department of administration shall provide a written decision and justification within fifteen business days after the receipt of the complete request. The director of the department of administration may not approve waiver requests for matters still in evaluation or within six months following the contract award. If the requesting party is the director or a deputy director of a state agency, the request for a waiver and all written materials, including a director recommendation, must be forwarded to the governor for a final decision, except that the director may not make any recommendation or determination on the director's own request. An agency as defined in section 41-1001, including the office of the governor, shall inform its employees when the first nondisclosure agreement is signed on a particular solicitation, and the agency shall notify the state procurement administrator who shall post information regarding the date of the first nondisclosure agreement pertaining to a particular procurement activity on the department of administration's website. This subsection does not apply to a procurement officer or an employee who in good faith relies on a determination issued by the director pursuant to section 41-2517, subsection D that the procurement officer or employee has not had a significant procurement role.
E. Any person who knowingly violates subsection A, B, C or D of this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
F. An elected or appointed official shall not with corrupt intent use the official's political influence or position to cause the firing, promotion or demotion of any public employee or the hiring of or failure to hire any applicant for public employment.
G. An elected or appointed official who knowingly and with corrupt intent violates subsection F of this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
H. Any person who is convicted of a class 2 misdemeanor under this article, for a period of five years, is ineligible for appointment to or employment in a position in the state personnel system and, if the person is an employee of this state at the time of conviction, is subject to suspension for not less than ninety days or dismissal.
I. A contact by an elected or appointed official with a public agency regarding the qualifications of an applicant shall not be construed as illegally using political influence or position.