Political Activity -- Hatch Act

The article is a discussion of political activity restrictions by federal government employees and by employees of certain state and local government agencies under the Hatch Act. Grantees with federal grants may benefit from reading this information on the Hatch Act.


Hatch Act for Federal Employees

  • Permitted/Prohibited Activities for Employees Who May Participate in Partisan Political Activity
  • Agencies/Employees Who Are Prohibited From Engaging in Partisan Political Activity
  • Permitted/Prohibited Activities for Employees Who May Not Participate in Partisan Political Activity
  • Hatch Act Regulations
  • Penalties for Violating the Hatch Act
  • Advisories for Federal Employees
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Employees Who May Engage in Partisan Political Activity

Hatch Act for State and Local Employees

  • Permitted Activities
  • Prohibited Activities
  • Penalties for Violating the Hatch Act
  • Advisories for State and Local Employees

OSC Role

  • Advisory Opinions
  • How to File a Complaint Alleging a Violation of the Hatch Act
  • Enforcement

Political Activity — Hatch Act . OSC. 2008. English.

Last Reviewed: November 2008

Last Updated: November 13, 2014