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Political Activity for Public Servants (Hatch Act)

These Hatch Act guidelines outline the legal restrictions placed on government employees’ involvement in political activities. This website is aimed at state, federal, and local government officials, and it offers a window into potentially problematic areas of government. How may state and federal officials participate in political campaigns? When does it become a conflict of interest? These questions and more could form the basis of a classroom discussion or a research project.

How to Cite This Source

U.S. Office of Special Counsel, "Political Activity for Public Servants (Hatch Act)," in Virginia Civics, Item #351, (accessed October 20, 2021).