Pennsylvania Political Activity laws & HR compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Political Activity: What you need to know

Employers are prohibited from (PA 1998 Act 18, Sec. 1847):
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· Writing anything in or on an employee's pay envelope that is a political motto, device, statement, or argument containing any threat, express or implied, intended to influence the employee's political actions
· Within 90 days of an election or primary, displaying placards or any other communication in the workplace stating that the place of employment will be closed or wages reduced unless a particular candidate is elected or defeated
State employees in the classified service may not use their official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election, nor may they take an active part in political management or in a political campaign (PA 1998 Act 1, Sec. 1217).
Prohibited activities. State law prohibits employees in the classified service from:
· Serving as an officer of a political party; a member of a national, state, or local committee of a political party or an officer or member of a committee of a partisan political club; or being a candidate for any of these positions
· Organizing or reorganizing a political party organization or political club
· Directly or indirectly soliciting, receiving, collecting, handling, disbursing, or accounting for assessments, contributions, or other funds for a partisan political purpose
· Organizing, selling tickets to, promoting, or actively participating in a fund-raising activity of a candidate in a partisan election or of a political party or political club
· Taking an active part in managing the political campaign of a candidate for public office in a partisan election or a candidate for political ...

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Pennsylvania Political Activity Resources

Type Title
Letters Distribution of Literature in Workplace
Policies Voting Policy
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