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Frequent Questions about Ethics Matters during a Lapse in Appropriations (Shutdown)

Outside Employment

See the Information about Outside Employment during the 2018-2019 Lapse in Appropriations (Government Shutdown) page.

Hatch Act

How the the Hatch Act applies to you depends on your type of appointment. Most employees are "lesser-restricted" while some are "further-restricted":

  • PAS: Appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate
    (Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Assistant Administrators, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel)
  • Lesser-restricted: Most employees
    (GS, Administratively Determined, SL/STs, Title 42, Schedule C, non-career SES)
  • Further-restricted: Some employees
    (Career SES, Administrative Law Judges, and Public Health Service officers)
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