3.22 / Employment Oath
The purpose of this statement is to reenact University policy with
regard to the employment oath previously located in Section 4.02.
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.
Kansas law requires that all state employees sign the following
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.
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures
Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the
The Office of Human Resources shall have primary
responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of
this University policy.
January 1, 2005