Tag: Election

Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

September 9, 2019 3:10 PM
Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

What implications does an election year have for federal employees? As the author notes, there are pros and cons.

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Right to Strike for Feds Endorsed by Bernie Sanders

August 22, 2019 11:15 AM

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supports giving federal employee unions the right to strike.

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Federal Unions and Politics: Follow the Money

March 13, 2019 2:43 PM
Federal Unions and Politics: Follow the Money

Federal employee unions are generally thought to support Democrats during elections. What do data on union donations in the last election say about that?

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Legislation Would Give Federal Employees 7 Additional Paid Holidays

February 1, 2019 1:00 PM
Legislation Would Give Federal Employees 7 Additional Paid Holidays

A bill that would give several additional paid leave days to federal employees has recently gained notoriety because of a debate sparked in the Senate this week.

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Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

November 7, 2018 9:31 AM
Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

The change in Congressional control of the House will result in a new emphasis on federal employee issues. Here is an overview.

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No, ICE Will Not Be Patrolling Voting Locations on Election Day

November 5, 2018 1:26 PM
No, ICE Will Not Be Patrolling Voting Locations on Election Day

Rumors that ICE will be patrolling polling places on election day have surfaced, but the agency says they are false.

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OSC Issues Updated Hatch Act Guidance for 2020 Election

March 6, 2018 10:27 AM
OSC Issues Updated Hatch Act Guidance for 2020 Election

The Office of Special Counsel issued updated Hatch Act guidelines for federal employees after President Trump declared his candidacy for reelection in 2020.

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Tweets, Politics, and A Career as a Federal Employee

Tweets, Politics, and A Career as a Federal Employee

Social media is a powerful tool. Federal employees are in a unique position. Can they tweet hostile political opinions to many followers? Is that a good career move?

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Trump in 2020? OSC Releases Hatch Act Guidance

February 9, 2017 10:24 AM
Trump in 2020? OSC Releases Hatch Act Guidance

The Office of Special Counsel has received numerous questions from federal employees about a possible candidate Trump in the 2020 election. The agency has provided a memo with Hatch Act guidance in the interim.

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After Trump: A Surge of Federal Employees Leaving Government?

February 7, 2017 9:49 AM

With a significant percentage of federal employees indicating they may quit if Donald Trump should be elected, the number of retirement claims should have surged more than usual in January. That did not happen.

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