5 CFR 734.305 - Soliciting or discouraging the political participation of certain persons.

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§ 734.305 Soliciting or discouraging the political participation of certain persons.
(a) An employee may not knowingly solicit or discourage the participation in any political activity of any person who has an application for any compensation grant, contract, ruling, license, permit, or certificate pending before the employee's employing office.
(b) An employee may not knowingly solicit or discourage the participation in any political activity of any person who is the subject of, or a participant in, an ongoing audit, investigation, or enforcement action being carried out by the employee's employing office.
(c) Each agency or instrumentality of the United States or District of Columbia Government shall determine when a matter is pending and ongoing within employing offices of the agency or instrumentality for the purposes of this part.
Example 1:
An employee with agency-wide responsibility may address a large, diverse group to seek support for a partisan political candidate as long as the group has not been specifically targeted as having matters before the employing office.
Example 2:
An employee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) may not solicit or discourage the participation of an insured financial institution or its employees if the institution is undergoing examination by the FDIC.
Example 3:
An employee of the Food and Drug Administration may address a banquet for a partisan political candidate which is sponsored by the candidate's campaign committee, even though the audience includes three individuals who are employed by or are officials of a pharmaceutical company. However, she may not deliver the address if the banquet is sponsored by a lobbying group for pharmaceutical companies, of if she knows that the audience will be composed primarily of employees or officials of such companies.

Title 5 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-05-05; vol. 79 # 86 - Monday, May 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 25483 - Political Activity—State or Local Officers or Employees; Federal Employees Residing in Designated Localities; Federal Employees
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      OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective June 4, 2014.
      5 CFR Parts 151, 733, and 734

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Title 5 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR 734 after this date.

  • 2014-05-05; vol. 79 # 86 - Monday, May 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 25483 - Political Activity—State or Local Officers or Employees; Federal Employees Residing in Designated Localities; Federal Employees
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective June 4, 2014.
      5 CFR Parts 151, 733, and 734