Hatch Act Presentation and Q&A 


 Do you have questions about what political activity you may engage in?
 

May I raise money for a partisan political candidate? 

  • No, you cannot.

Am I allowed to volunteer with a partisan campaign to drive people to polling stations? 

  • Yes, unless you are a career member of the Senior Executive Service.

May I send partisan political emails using my DOE email?

  • No, you cannot.


Note:  Attending one of these sessions does NOT fulfill the annual ethics training requirement that some employees must meet. 
 
If you have questions about these sessions, please contact the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for General Law at 6-1522 or by email at standardsofconduct@hq.doe.gov. 
 
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You can make a difference in your work life. Get educated on the most pressing legislative issues facing federal employees, learn about what NTEU is doing and take action. There's a lot at stake if you don’t stand up and speak up.

Join NTEU’s efforts to elect pro-federal employee candidates to Congress!

Want to get involved with NTEU’s member to member call program and other 2016 election activities? 

As election day gets closer, you will be contacted by your chapter or the NTEU National Office to engage in volunteer opportunities.[NTEU Legislative Actions]


Key Employee Issues Top Legislative Agenda


With a comprehensive legislative agenda for 2016, NTEU and its members have clear priorities to work with Congress on:


  1. Securing a fair pay increase for federal employees in 2017 to begin the process of closing the gap between public and private-sector salaries.
  2. Protecting federal retirement benefits and ensuring that Congress honors its commitment to providing the retirement package that employees were promised.
  3. Pushing for adequate agency funding so employees have the tools and resources needed to provide critical services to the American people.
  4. Working to defeat efforts labeled as civil service ‘reforms’ that are simply thinly disguised efforts to weaken employee rights and protections.
  5. Safeguarding healthcare benefits for federal employees and working to implement commonsense changes that will help control costs.xvType your paragraph here.

THE HATCH ACT


The Hatch Act, a federal law passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. ​The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.​​​​ ​​



​​NTEU ACTIONS 


Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the FAIR Act, a bill to provide federal employees with a 5.3% pay increase for 2017.

Legislative Actions 

TEPAC


Are you tired of the constant barrage of attacks on your pay and benefits? You don’t have to sit idle on the sidelines and take it.


By contributing to the Treasury Employees Political Action Committee (TEPAC) you can actively support those in Congress who protect federal employee interests and help send home—for good—those who don’t.    Donate to TEPAC  


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