5 CFR 734.302 - Use of official authority; prohibition.
§ 734.302 Use of official authority; prohibition.
(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;
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.”
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.
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]