Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act. An Act to Regulate and Improve the Civil Service of the United States. Jan. 16, 1883


Act 320. State Employees Political Activity Act. July 8, 1957



Section 11. That no...employee of any department, branch or bureau of the executive, judicial, or military or naval service of the United States, shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or receive, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting or receiving, any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any political purpose whatever, from any officer, clerk, or employee of the United States, or any department, branch, or bureau thereof, or from any person receiving any salary or compensation from moneys derived from the Treasury of the United States.

Section 13. No officer or employee of the United States menitioned in this act shall discharge, or promote, or degrade, or in manner change the official rank or compensation of any other officer or employee, or promise or threaten so to do, for giving or withholding or neglecting to make any contribution of money or other valuable thing for any political purpose.

Section 15. That any person who shall be guilty of violating any provision of the four foregoing sections [Covers sections 11 and 13] shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or by such fine and imprisonment both, in the discretion of the court.

320/2. Prohibited political activity

§ 2. Prohibited political activity. Any employee subject to this Act may be discharged in accordance with the discharge procedures controlling his position for participation during regular working hours in any of the following acts:

(b) Soliciting money from any person for any political purpose.

(c) Selling of distributing tickets for political meetings.

(g) Making contributions of money in behalf of any candidate for office or of any public or political issue.