Date Title Format
Advisory Opinions for State and Local Employee Activities
9/17/13 The Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 – OSC’s Guidance Regarding the Use of Official Title by State and Local Employees Who Are Now Permitted to Be Candidates in Partisan Elections PDF Format
7/18/12 California’s Voter-Nominated Primary Elections are Presumptively Partisan for Purposes of the Hatch Act PDF Format
2/29/12 Hatch Act does not prohibit elected sheriff from campaigning in uniform or while using his official title PDF Format
7/6/11 Workforce Investment Boards are Executive Branch Agencies for Hatch Act Purposes PDF Format
5/13/11 County corrections officer covered by the Hatch Act because of his supervision of federal inmates at county jail PDF Format
5/12/11 Hatch Act's Application to the Director of a Public Library PDF Format
2/8/11 Police Chief covered by the Hatch Act because of his department’s participation in federally funded overtime programs PDF Format
2/7/11 When Does Candidacy Begin for Purposes of the Hatch Act? PDF Format
1/18/11 The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission is a state or local agency for purposes of the Hatch Act PDF Format
5/6/10 Payments in Lieu of Taxes Are Not Federal Grants for Purposes of the Hatch Act PDF Format
4/8/10 State/Local Employee Not Prohibited from Being a Candidate for Party Office PDF Format
12/2/09 Accepting an office won by write-in votes PDF Format
8/11/09 Direct appropriations are grants for purposes of the Hatch Act PDF Format
7/6/09 City Legislative Branch Employee Not Covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format

5/6/09

Holding Elective Office PDF Format
4/27/09 Which Job is Your Principal Employment? PDF Format
4/23/09 Running for Office in Different City, Town, etc. than Where You are Employed PDF Format
2/23/09 County Nurse Providing Care to Medicaid Patients is Covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
7/31/08 Partisan election defined PDF Format
5/25/08 Temporary Change in Duties not enough to Remove an Employee from coverage under the Hatch Act PDF Format
4/28/08 Educational Exemption PDF Format
3/11/08 Employee of Task Force covered by Hatch Act even though salary and overtime is not funded by a federal loan or grant PDF Format
12/5/07 Educational exemption does not apply accepting appointment to office after running in violation of the Hatch Act PDF Format
9/27/07 Reimbursement to a state for the care of veterans is not a “grant” within the meaning of the Hatch Act PDF Format
9/5/07 Write-in candidacy PDF Format
6/21/07 State/local employee covered by Hatch Act (re: First Assistant District Attorney) PDF Format
6/13/07 Employment through the Federal Work Study Program PDF Format
5/29/07 State Quality assurance reviewer for federal program covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
2/28/07 Funds from the Federal Highway User Tax Fund constitute a “loan or grant” for purposes of the Hatch Act PDF Format
2/23/07 State caseworker for federal program covered by Hatch Act PDF Format
11/2/06 Employees Still Covered by the Hatch Act While on Terminal Leave PDF Format
8/14/06 Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation is a “state executive agency” for purposes of the Hatch Act PDF Format
4/19/06 Exceptions to candidacy prohibition do not apply to county employee covered by the Hatch Act PDF Format
2006 Federal Grants Used to Purchase Equipment PDF Format
3/7/03 Limited Candidacy Exemption for Elected Officials HTML FormatPDF Format
1/16/02 Non-Partisan Election Transformed to Partisan Election HTML FormatPDF Format
3/10/98 Elected official who becomes a state employee HTML FormatPDF Format
11/20/97 Educational exemption HTML FormatPDF Format
9/27/96 Duties in connection with a federally funded program HTML FormatPDF Format
9/20/96 Candidacy in a nonpartisan election HTML FormatPDF Format
8/9/96 Application to employees of private nonprofits HTML FormatPDF Format
7/11/96 Legislative branch employees HTML FormatPDF Format
6/5/96 Principal employment HTML FormatPDF Format
3/14/95 Candidacy in a partisan election HTML FormatPDF Format