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Campaign Finance Guide
Section 15: The Hatch Act

What is The Hatch Act?
(5 U.S.C. §§ 7321-7326)

Federal laws that govern the political activity of federal and District of Columbia government employees are known as the “Hatch Act.” The US Office of Special Counsel is responsible for investigating reports or complaints concerning Hatch Act violations. The Office of Campaign Finance is not responsible for enforcing The Hatch Act. For information on The Hatch Act, contact the US Office of Special Counsel, (202) 653-7188.