ADVISORY OPINION NO. 98-EC-012
Issued July 17, 1998
Whether it is permissible for a staff attorney for either a state agency or constitutional officer to use his or her state stationery to correspond with others about the affairs of a private group or association of which the staff attorney happens to be a member?
The statutes under the Commission’s jurisdiction do not address this issue. Accordingly, the Commission cannot provide a definitive answer. The Commission notes, however, that Ark. Code Ann. § 21-8-304 and Governor’s Policy Directive No. 5 are potentially applicable to the situation.
This advisory opinion is issued by the Arkansas Ethics Commission pursuant to
Ark. Code Ann. § 7-6-217(g)(2).
Graham F. Sloan
 This statute provides, in pertinent part, that "no state employee shall use his position to secure special privileges or exemption for himself... that is not available to others."
 This Policy Directive states, in pertinent part, that "[u]se of any and all State-owned...supplies shall be restricted to official State use only" and that "[u]nauthorized or personal use of...supplies may be grounds for dismissal."