Yea or Nay

So you want to volunteer, politically speaking?

  • The Hatch Act allows employees to volunteer for a partisan candidate’s campaign — but not while you’re on duty, in uniform, driving a postal vehicle or in the workplace.
  • It’s OK to canvass votes in support of or in opposition to a partisan candidate, attend political rallies and meetings, and distribute campaign literature.
  • Although you can volunteer, you can’t ask for or accept political contributions for any candidate at any time.

Keeping political volunteerism out of the workplace is not only the law, it’s smart business!
Contact the Ethics Office (ethics.help@usps.gov) for more information about volunteering for a partisan campaign.