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Oct. 20, 2016

If these walls could talk: Political paraphernalia under the Hatch Act

Not all communication is electronic. And not all political activity prohibited by the Hatch Act is written or spoken.

Oct. 11, 2016

You’ve got mail: The Hatch Act and email

Most federal employees are aware they shouldn’t be discussing whom they support for political office while at work or on federal property. And recent articles have made clear the rules for social media. But what about email?

Sept. 23, 2016

A little less conversation: The Hatch Act and discussions with coworkers

As the presidential and congressional elections approach, federal employees must abide by the restrictions on political activity set forth in the Hatch Act. To that end, DLA’s Office of General Counsel and Office of Public Affairs are offering periodic guidance — answers to common questions that employees may have about what they can and can’t say and do in everyday situations.

Aug. 4, 2016

Hatch Act outlines restrictions on political activity by federal employees

With the 2016 election season in full swing, people are getting involved in political activities and supporting their favorite party or candidate. However, federal employees need to be aware of legal restrictions on their political activity set forth in the Hatch Act.