No person shall deceive or obstruct any person in respect to the right of test under the provisions of sections 383C.03 to 383C.059 or falsely mark, grade, estimate or report upon the test or standing of any person tested hereunder, or aid in so doing, or furnish to any person, except in answer to inquiries of the civil service commission, any special information for the purpose of either improving or injuring the rating of any such person for appointment or employment. No applicant shall deceive the county civil service commission for the purpose of improving the applicant's chances or prospects for appointment. No person shall solicit, orally or by letter, and no public officer or employee shall receive or be in any manner concerned in the receiving or soliciting of any money or valuable thing from any officer or employee holding a position in the classified service for any political party or purpose whatsoever. No person shall use or promise to use personal influence or official authority to secure any appointment or prospect of appointment to any position classified under sections 383C.03 to 383C.059 as a regard or return for personal or partisan political service. No public officer or employee shall by means of threats or coercion induce or attempt to induce any person holding position in the classified service to resign the position or to take a leave of absence from duty or to waive any right under sections 383C.03 to 383C.059. A resignation executed previous to appointment shall be of no effect.
1941 c 423 s 20; 1986 c 444