OSC: Feds must not display political logos, swag at work
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 06, 2018
Federal employees are reminded to leave politics at home—or for after work and off the workplace premises.
The reminder came Mar. 5, in new guidelines issued by the Office of Special Council, the agency that protects the civil service from campaigns and political influence. The guidelines ban on-the-job display of political tchotchkes, and specifically those for and against the politics of the White House—including hats or trinkets carrying common slogans for or against the president on the campaign trail.
OSC issued the updated rules, clarifying the boundaries as President Trump recently indicated he intends to run for a second term.
The Hatch Act of 1939, though significantly modified over recent decades, sharply restricts political activity for feds—essentially banning it at work.
For more details, check out www.osc.gov.