Political Activities – Government Employees

Political speech is one of the most fundamental protections under our Constitution. However, persons in government service agree to certain limits on their freedom to engage in political activities as a condition of their service. These limits are codified in law and regulation – the applicable policies for Air Force employees and servicemembers are given below.

References:

  • 2 USC 441a, Limitations on Contributions and Expenditures

    Political speech is one of the most fundamental protections under our Constitution. However, persons in government service agree to certain limits on their freedom to engage in political activities as a condition of their service. These limits are codified in law and regulation – the applicable policies for Air Force employees and servicemembers are given below.

    References:

  • 2 USC 441a, Limitations on Contributions and Expenditures
  • 10 USC 888 (UCMJ Article 88), Contempt Toward Officials
  • 10 USC 973, Duties; Officers on active duty; performance of civil functions restricted
  • 5 CFR, Chapter 1, Part 734, Political Activities of Federal Employees
  • DoD Directive 1334.10, Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces
  • Air Force Instruction 51-902, Political Activities by Members of the U.S. Air Force