Federal Research, Discovery and Impact

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The Federal Relations Team

Federal Relations advocates for and represents the University of Arizona’s interests with the federal government, public policymakers and national higher education organizations.

 

 

Julia Smith

Assistant Vice President, Federal Relations

O: (202) 750-4618 | smithjul@arizona.edu

 

80 M Street SE, Washington D.C.

 

 

Jenell Biggs

Senior Director, Federal Relations

O: (480) 266-4188 | jbiggs@arizona.edu

 

80 M Street SE, Washington D.C.

 

Karla Nuñez

Special Assistant, Federal Relations

O: (202) 750-4618 | nunezk@arizona.edu

 

80 M Street SE, Washington D.C.

 

University of Arizona Employee Policy on Political Activity

 

 


 

University employees and DCCs are prohibited from using University resources (including personnel or equipment) to influence the outcome of elections or to advocate support for or opposition to pending or proposed legislation (Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §15-1633 and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Policy 6-905). In addition, recent amendments to A.R.S. §15-1864 provide guidance on when the Universities may take positions on the public policy controversies of the day.