Employee Political Activity FAQs

The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter in Section 10-107, places certain restrictions on political activities of appointed and elected officials and employees of the City, including employees on a leave of absence.

More information on these restrictions can be found at Integrityworks which is the website of the Office of the Chief Integrity Officer whose purpose is to uphold the public's trust by ensuring that the City operates with fairness and integrity, uncompromised by conflicts of interest, political affiliation, favoritism, or other unfair considerations.

The Board of Ethics also provides information on legal restrictions for City employees including restrictions for current employees, as well as postemployment restrictions. FAQ’s, Board regulations, advice summaries, and a link to submit a request for advice, are available on their website especially: Regulation No. 8 Political Activity.

Specific restrictions for Civil Service employees are detailed in the Regulations: Civil Service Regulation 29. Political Activity

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information go to: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations