5 CFR 734.302 - Use of official authority; prohibition.

§ 734.302 Use of official authority; prohibition.

(a) An employee may not use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.

(b) Activities prohibited by paragraph (a) of this section include, but are not limited to:

(1) Using his or her official title while participating in political activity;

(2) Using his or her authority to coerce any person to participate in political activity; and

(3) Soliciting, accepting, or receiving uncompensated individual volunteer services from a subordinate for any political purpose.

Example 1:
An employee who signs a letter seeking uncompensated volunteer services from individuals may not identify himself or herself by using his or her official title. However, the employee may use a general form of address, such as “The Honorable.”
Example 2:
A noncareer member of the Senior Executive Service, or another employee covered by this subpart, may not ask his or her subordinate employees to provide uncompensated individual volunteer services for a political party, partisan political group, or candidate for partisan political office. Moreover, he or she may not accept or receive such services from a subordinate employee who offers to donate them.
Example 3:
An employee may not require any person to contribute to a partisan political campaign in order to win a Federal contract:
[ 61 FR 35100, July 5, 1996]

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Title 5 published on 12-May-2018 03:22

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR Part 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
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      Final rule.
      This rule is effective June 4, 2014.
      5 CFR Parts 151, 733, and 734