Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R477. Human Resource Management, Administration.

Rule R477-13. Volunteer Programs.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

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R477-13-1. Volunteer Programs.

(1) Agency management may establish a volunteer program.

(a) A volunteer program shall include:

(i) documented agreement of the type of work and duration for which the volunteer services will be provided;

(ii) orientation to the conditions of state service and the volunteer's specific assignments;

(iii) adequate supervision of the volunteer; and

(iv) documented hours worked by a volunteer.

(2) A volunteer may not donate any service to an agency unless the volunteer's services are approved by the agency head or designee, and by DHRM.

(a) Agency management shall approve all work programs for volunteers before volunteers serve the state or any agency or subdivisions of the state.

(3) A volunteer is considered a government employee for purposes of workers' compensation, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, if properly licensed and authorized to do so, and liability protection and indemnification.

(4) State employees who volunteer for any state agency may only perform services that are distinctly different from their primary work activities.

(5) The Executive Director, DHRM, may authorize exceptions to this rule consistent with Subsection R477-2-2(1).


personnel management, administrative rules, rules and procedures, volunteers

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 1, 2019

Notice of Continuation

April 27, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

67-19-6; 67-20-3; 67-20-4; 67-20-8

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R477, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Resource Management, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.