Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees must be aware of the law limiting political activities in the federal workplace, during duty hours, or on federal property at any time. The Hatch Act limits actions by federal employees. While on duty, employees may not use government computers to send or forward political content or post it to social media sites. Advice to civilian employees on how to avoid violating the rules on social media and email are available on the U.S. Office of Special Counsel website. The guidance concerning political activity for military members is found in DoD Directive 1344.10.
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