Title 42. Public Officers and Employees

Chapter 6. Prevention of Sexual Harassment


42:341     Definitions


Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following words and terms, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meanings: 


(1) “Agency” means a department, office, division, agency, commission, board, committee, or other organizational unit of a governmental entity. 


(2) “Agency head” means the chief executive or administrative officer of an agency or the chairman of a board or commission. 


(3) “Elected official” means any person holding an office in a governmental entity which is filled by the vote of the appropriate electorate. It shall also include any person appointed to fill a vacancy in such office. 


(4) “Governmental entity” means the state or any political subdivision. 


(5) “Public employee” means anyone who is: 


(a) An administrative officer or official of a governmental entity who is not filling an elective office. 


(b) Appointed to a post or position created by rule, law, resolution, ordinance, charter, or executive order. 


(c) Employed by an agency, officer, or official of a governmental entity. 


(6) “Public servant” means a public employee or an elected official. 


Added by Acts 2018, No. 270, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.