Oath of Allegiance
All employees of the State of California, including student assistants, must execute an Oath of Allegiance as prescribed by Sections 18150-18158 of the State Government Code and as set forth in Section 3 of Article XX of the Constitution of California.
The law stipulates that no person may be paid compensation for services or reimbursement for expenses incurred unless the oath has been taken within 30 days of the first day of employment. The oath may be taken before any of several persons in the Payroll Office authorized to execute the Oath of Allegiance.
The oath taken by all employees states:
I, (name of employee), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties about which I am
soon to enter.