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Political Activity (Hatch Act)

Federal employees are subject to some specific prohibitions just because of their federal employment status, and the application of some restrictions depends on the employee status, e.g., regular employee versus Commissioned Officer versus Senior Executive Service. The following documents will help you understand what you may and may not do in the political arena.

Advice concerning political issues remains the purview of the HHS Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Division, or the US Office of the Special Counsel (OSC), the agency with specific authority to oversee political activities and federal employees.

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