Classified service. Employees in the classified service may not be appointed, promoted, demoted, or dismissed, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to such employment because of their political opinions or affiliations.
Employees may not use their official authority or influence to secure an appointment, an increase in pay, or other advantage of employment for any person for the purpose of influencing their vote or political actions.
Classified service employees may not (WV Admin. Code Sec. 143-1-16):
• Use the authority of their positions to interfere with or affect the result of an election or nomination for office.
• Coerce, attempt to coerce, command, or advise an employee to pay, lend, or contribute anything of value to a party, committee, organization, agency, or person ...