Listed below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions OSC receives from federal employees concerning political activity. The advice provided below concerns the interpretation of the federal Hatch Act only and does not take into account any other federal, state, or local laws that may be applicable. Employees who have additional questions or want additional information about the Act may contact OSC to obtain an advisory opinion.
Note: This guidance refers primarily to Facebook and Twitter in the following questions due to the popularity of those sites for social networking, but the advice provided in response to these questions applies equally to all other social media, such as Myspace, Linkedin, etc. Please contact OSC at (202) 254-3650 if you have a question not addressed by the following scenarios
For Individual, Federal Employees:
For Federal Agencise: