The Hatch Act

The Hatch Act

Detailed Description


Permitted and Prohibited Activities for Federal Employees Subject to Further Restrictions*

Generally, federal employees who are considered “further restricted” are prohibited from taking an active part in partisan political management or partisan political campaigns. Specifically, these employees may not engage in “political activity” on behalf of a political party or partisan political group (collectively referred to as “partisan groups”) or candidate in a partisan election. Political activity refers to any activity directed at the success or failure of a partisan group or candidate in a partisan election.


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