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Advisory Opinions for Federal Employee Activities
8/8/13 Personal Services Contractors may be covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
11/7/12 Displaying Partisan Items in the Federal Workplace after Election Day PDF Format
4/4/12 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Social Media and the Hatch Act PDF Format
3/30/12 Employees of the American Red Cross are not covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
10/6/11 Political Briefings in the Federal Workplace PDF Format
10/6/11 Mixed Travel by Presidential Appointees with Senate Confirmation (PAS) PDF Format
7/6/11 Further restricted employee may not volunteer, at the request of a campaign, to house campaign workers PDF Format
4/5/11 OSC’s Latest Guidance Regarding Pictures of President Obama in the Federal Workplace Now That He Is Officially a Candidate for Reelection PDF Format
3/14/11 Soliciting Volunteers for a Voter Protection Team PDF Format
11/8/10 Seeking and Accepting a Judicial Appointment PDF Format
5/6/10 Temporary Seasonal Employees Under a 1039 Appointment PDF Format
4/1/10 Assisting a Spouse’s Campaign PDF Format
3/10/10 Serving on a Redistricting Commission PDF Format
2/19/10 Employees who have “Without Compensation” appointments with the VA are covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
11/18/09 When does a nonpartisan election become partisan for purposes of the Hatch Act? PDF Format
10/21/09 Members of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps Are Not Covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
8/21/09 An election in which candidates can cross-file is a partisan election PDF Format
7/20/09 Federal Employee’s Spouse Hosting Fundraiser in the Home (see page 3 of opinion) PDF Format
6/17/09 When Does Candidacy Begin for Purposes of the Hatch Act? PDF Format
3/12/09 Employees of Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac are not covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
12/4/08 Employees of DC Charter Schools Are Not Covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
10/29/08 Canvassing residents of Government Housing Units PDF Format
9/18/08 Employees of the National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team (DMORT) PDF Format
7/22/08 DC Board of Zoning Adjustment and Hatch Act coverage PDF Format
5/2/08 Miscellaneous (e.g., bumper stickers, candidate photographs, social networks, agency news clips, use of official title) PDF Format
3/18/08 Example of E-mail that Constitutes Prohibited Political Activity PDF Format
1/25/08 Fundraising for an organization that has a Political Action Committee PDF Format
12/12/07 Candidacy in a nonpartisan election and fundraising for such candidacy PDF Format
2/8/07 Federal employee on a temporary work assignment to an elected official’s office is still covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
1/29/07 Wearing an official uniform while driving a personal vehicle with a political bumper sticker PDF Format
1/24/07 Contacting Members of Congress PDF Format
9/5/06 Employees of Amtrak PDF Format
2006 Voter Registration Drives PDF Format
2006 Stafford Act, Disaster Assistance Employees PDF Format
2006 Running or serving as chair of a partisan organization PDF Format
2006 Petitions for Ballot Initiatives PDF Format
2006 Serving as election officials PDF Format
2006 Americorps Vista Volunteers PDF Format
2006 Posting Candidates’ Positions on Issues in a Federal Building PDF Format
4/13/05 Establishing or Holding Office Within a PAC PDF Format
8/9/04 Candidate Visits to Federal Agencies HTML FormatPDF Format
5/25/04 Voter Registration Drives in the Workplace(2) HTML FormatPDF Format
5/3/04 D.C. Employee Serving as an Officer of a Campaign Committee HTML FormatPDF Format
4/14/04 Voter Registration Drives in the Workplace HTML FormatPDF Format
3/3/04 Soliciting funds to pay for party membership fees PDF Format
3/18/03 Wearing Antiwar or Nonpartisan Buttons in the Workplace HTML FormatPDF Format
6/04/02 Running for Political Party Office HTML FormatPDF Format
4/30/02 Appointment to Public Office HTML FormatPDF Format
4/30/02 Candidacy in a Non Partisan Election HTML FormatPDF Format
1/18/02 Designated Localities and Independent Candidacy Transforms to a Partisan Candidacy HTML FormatPDF Format
1/16/02 Non-Partisan Election Transformed to Partisan Election HTML FormatPDF Format
6/27/01 Temporary, Part-Time and Emergency Employees HTML FormatPDF Format
4/23/01 Write-In Candidacy HTML FormatPDF Format
2/14/01 Retirement of campaign debt HTML FormatPDF Format
1/10/01 When does candidacy begin (2) HTML FormatPDF Format
7/19/00 Irregularly Scheduled Employee Running for Public Office HTML FormatPDF Format
2/25/00 Reimbursement of de minimis expenses for PAS employees HTML FormatPDF Format
2/11/00 Serving as an officer for an organization that has a PAC HTML FormatPDF Format
3/19/99 When does candidacy begin HTML FormatPDF Format
5/20/98 Candidacy in a partisan election HTML FormatPDF Format
12/17/97 Nonappropriated fund employees PDF Format
11/25/97 Displaying political signs in federal housing HTML FormatPDF Format
10/16/97 Further Restricted employee becoming a member of a partisan political group PDF Format
7/8/96 Salary allotments HTML FormatPDF Format