It says state officials are barred from taking part in decisions that directly relate to a prospective employer. The document says,
“The ban of influencing prospective employment prohibits any public official from making, participating in making, or influencing a governmental decision that directly relates to a prospective employer while negotiating or after reaching an employment arrangement.”
“The ban on influencing prospective employment is triggered by negotiating or having an arrangement regarding prospective employment. While submitting a résumé or an application to a prospective employer does not trigger the ban, the following contacts will trigger the ban:
- “An interview with an employer or his or her agent.
- “Discussing an offer of employment with an employer or his or her agent.
- “Accepting an offer of employment
“Very few people, Natalie included, tell their employer that they are looking for work so I have no idea when she started looking.”