Wearing Political Buttons is Okay Now
If you’re a federal employee crazed with excitement about Barack Obama’s victory or still want to show your support for John McCain, you can do so at work without violating the Hatch Act.
It’s okay to wear or display presidential campaign items after Election Day, according to a statement issued by the Office of Special Counsel.
“We do not believe that wearing their [McCain and Obama] campaign t-shirts or displaying their pictures after Election Day is activity directed at the success of their candidacies,” the statement says. “Accordingly, the Hatch Act does not prohibit a federal employee from doing so, even while on duty or in the federal workplace.”
November 7, 2008; 12:33 PM ET
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