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(a) When OPM determines that, because of special or unusual circumstances, it is in the domestic interest of employees to participate in local elections, OPM may specify as a designated locality:
(1) The District of Columbia,
(2) A municipality or political subdivision in Maryland or Virginia and in the immediate vicinity of the District of Columbia, or
(3) A municipality in which the majority of voters are employed by the Government of the United States.
(b) Information as to the documentation required to support a request for designation is furnished by the General Counsel of OPM on request.
(c) The following municipalities and political subdivisions have been designated, effective on the day specified:
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§ 7325 - Political activity permitted; employees residing in certain municipalities
109 Stat. 961
109 Stat. 966
126 Stat. 1616
Title 5 published on 13-Apr-2017 04:01
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR Part 733 after this date.
OPM is issuing a final rule to incorporate in its political activity regulations the amendments to the Hatch Act added by the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012. The final rule also updates the contact information for the United States Office of Special Counsel, the Federal agency authorized by statute to investigate and prosecute allegations of Hatch Act violations, and to issue advisory opinions concerning permitted and prohibited political activities under the Hatch Act. Finally, the final rule updates our regulations to conform to current Federal employee political activity provisions.
OPM is amending its regulations to grant Federal employees residing in the District of Columbia a partial exemption from the political activity restrictions, and to add the District of Columbia to its regulatory list of designated localities in OPM regulations. This regulatory amendment reflects OPM's determination that the District of Columbia meets the criteria in the Hatch Act, as amended by the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012, for a partial exemption to issue.
OPM is issuing proposed regulations that incorporate recent amendments to the Hatch Act, update the contact information for the United States Office of Special Counsel, and update sections to conform to the Act's current provisions.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend its regulations by granting Federal employees residing in the District of Columbia a partial exemption from the political activity restrictions and adding the District of Columbia to its regulatory list of designated localities. The proposed amendment reflects OPM's determination that the District of Columbia meets the criteria for a partial exemption to issue.
OPM is amending its regulations to grant Federal employees residing in King George County, Virginia, a partial exemption from the political activity restrictions in the Hatch Act, and to add King George County to its regulatory list of designated localities. The amendment reflects OPM's determination that King George County meets the criteria in the Hatch Act and OPM regulations for a partial exemption to issue.