Federal Employees' Political Activities Act of 1987: Hearings Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 3400 ... February 23, 24, 1988, Volume 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 - United States - 485 pages
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Page 477 - ... person to appear before the commission, or to produce documentary evidence if so ordered, or to give evidence touching the matter in question; and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as a contempt thereof.
Page 153 - It shall be unlawful for any person employed in the executive branch of the Federal Government, or any agency or department thereof, to use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the result thereof. No officer or employee in the executive branch of the Federal Government, or any agency or department thereof, shall take any active part in political management or in political campaigns.
Page 153 - No person in the executive civil service shall use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the result thereof. Persons who by the provisions of these rules are in the competitive classified service, while retaining the right to vote as they please and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, shall take no active part in political management or in political campaigns.
Page 183 - Sixth, that no person in said service has any right to use his official authority or influence to coerce the political action of any person or body.
Page 397 - State or local officer or employee may not— (1) use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or a nomination for office...
Page 469 - Governor; (2) the mayor of a city; (3) a duly elected head of an executive department of a State or municipality who is not classified under a State or municipal merit or civil -service system; or (4) an individual holding elective office.
Page 387 - Civil Service Commission finds by unanimous vote that the violation does not warrant removal, a lesser penalty shall be imposed by direction of the Commission: Provided further, That in no case shall the penalty be less than ninety days...
Page 115 - ... in violation of this section shall be fined not more than $5,000; and every officer or director of any corporation, or officer of any labor organization, who consents to any contribution or expenditure...
Page 274 - Forcing public employees to contribute money and influence can well be proscribed in the interest of "clean politics" and public administration. But I think the Constitution prohibits legislation which prevents millions of citizens from contributing their arguments, complaints, and suggestions to the political debates which are the essence of our democracy; prevents them from engaging in organizational activity to urge others to vote and take an interest in political affairs; bars them from performing...
Page 12 - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.