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Political Activity Restrictions

Charter Section 10-107 restricts the political activity of City officers and employees. Political activity is activity that is directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate, or partisan political group. The Board of Ethics has jurisdiction to administer and enforce the Charter political activity restrictions. Frequently Asked Questions on the political activity restrictions are answered on the Board’s website. Board Regulation 8 details the political activity restrictions and provides helpful definitions and examples. Civil Service Regulation 29 provides that Civil Service employees must comply with Charter Section 10-107 and with Board Regulation 8.

A City employee with questions regarding the political activity restrictions should contact the Board of Ethics by using the Ask for Advice Function on the Board’s website or by calling 215.686.9450.