15 Nov 2008

American Samoa Power Authority has policies regarding political campaiging

1:29 pm on 15 November 2008

The American Samoa Power Authority or ASPA says it has in place policies regarding political campaign activities which bars employees from taking part in during working hours.

There have been complaints that certain ASPA employees allegedly used ASPA property for Utu Abe Malae, a candidate for governor and also a former ASPA chief executive officer.

ASPA's current chief executive officer, Michael Keyser, made it clear to all managers that ASPA property is not to be used for campaign activities.

He said campaign-related work during working hours is prohibited, and for the managers to remind their employees of this.

ASPA also released a copy of it's Ethics Policy and Regulations, which includes provisions titled "Campaign Assistance and Political Activities" and spells out a number of dos and don'ts.