The Hatch Act restricts the political activity of individuals principally employed by state, District of Columbia, or local executive agencies and who work in connection with programs financed in whole or in part by federal loans or grants.
These violations include: using official authority to interfere with an election result; soliciting, accepting or receiving political contributions; soliciting or discouraging political activity of persons before the employing agency; and running for public office in a partisan political election.
The Hatch Act of 1939, An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law. Its main provision prohibits civil service employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president and vice president, from engaging in some forms of political activity.
Federal employees are not prohibited from expressing their opinions concerning partisan political candidates and political parties.
The Hatch Act generally prohibits Federal employees from engaging in political activities while on duty, in a Government room or building, while wearing an official uniform, or while using a Government vehicle.
Rule: Employees may not post, like, share, or retweet a message or comment in support of or opposition to a political party, candidate in a partisan race, or partisan political group while on duty or in the workplace, even if their social media account is private.
While some DOD civilian employees may engage in certain political activities, the Hatch Act and DOD policy prohibit civilian employees from engaging in activity that shows support for or opposition to political parties or partisan political groups while on duty, in a government room or building, wearing an official ...
But unlike candidacies that, with rare exception, cease to exist after an election, political parties and partisan political groups do not similarly disappear. Thus, activity directed at the success or failure of political parties or partisan political groups is prohibited by the Hatch Act even after Election Day.
A member on active duty may hold and exercise the functions of a civil office under paragraph 4.4. when assigned or detailed (while on active duty) to such office to perform such functions, provided the assignment or detail does not interfere with military duties.
Military members must not, first and foremost, participate in any illegal activity that may arise from a protest or political event. They are forbidden from participating in fundraising for political activities (with exceptions for making personal donations).
All members of the armed forces, including active-duty members, members of the reserve components not on active duty, and retired members are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign or election events.
Article 134 of the UCMJ covers many crimes, including that of adultery, or extramarital sexual conduct. More broadly, Article 134, known as the “General Article,” addresses a range of conduct that is prohibited for military members.
When in uniform and outdoors, conservative sunglasses are permitted, except in military formations. Authorized sunglasses will have solid frames that may be silver/gray, black, brown, navy blue, tan, gold, dark green or dark grey in color.
Conservative prescription and nonprescription sunglasses are authorized for wear when in a garrison environment, except when in formation and while indoors. Individuals who are required to wear sunglasses for medical reasons other than refractive errors may wear them, except when health or safety considerations apply.
Lens colors must be traditional gray, brown, or dark green shades. Personnel will not wear lenses or frames that are so large or so small that they detract from the appearance of the uniform. Personnel will not attach chains, bands, or ribbons to eyeglasses.
(1) While walking in uniform, officers must not eat, drink, or chew gum. (2) Officers must not place hands in their pockets of any uniform component except when obtaining or storing an item.
Makeup: Cosmetics are allowed by the Navy to get applied “in good taste”. The colors must blend with natural skin tone and enhance natural features. Exaggerated or faddish makeup styles are not permitted while in uniform. Cosmetic makeup is authorized for eyebrows, eyeliner, lipstick, and lip liner only.
Hairstyles shall not detract from a professional appearance in uniform. Styles with shaved portions of the scalp (other than the neckline), those with designs cut, braided, or parted into the hair, as well as dyed using unnatural colors are not authorized.
(h) The use of an earpiece, blue tooth technology, headsets or hands-free device while in Uniform indoors or outdoors is prohibited unless specifically authorized for the execution of official duties (e.g. NSW, security personnel, detailers, etc.).
Navy personnel must present a proud and professional military appearance that will reflect positively on the individual, the Navy and the United States. While in uniform, it is inappropriate and detracts from a professional military appearance for personnel to have their hands in their pockets.
The authorization applies only to Navy personnel and prohibits gadgets such as the Apple Watch, which have cellular or Wi-Fi capabilities, and recording devices.