Tag: Election

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

November 5, 2018 1:26 PM

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 , Updated March 12, 2018 11:42 AM

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

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 , Updated February 13, 2017 10:46 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 , Updated February 10, 2017 10:27 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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Election Consequences and Targeting Federal Employee Unions

February 2, 2017 2:06 PM , Updated February 4, 2017 8:19 PM

We know that elections have consequences. With Republicans now controlling both Houses of Congress and the White House, the support of Democrats by federal employee unions is likely to result in changes in federal labor relations.

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The Inaugural Address and Its Impact on Federal Employees

January 23, 2017 5:43 PM , Updated January 25, 2017 1:36 PM

The Inaugural address provides clues as to how the Trump administration may view federal employee pay and benefits.

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DOJ to Review FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Probe

January 12, 2017 6:32 PM

The Department of Justice IG has announced his office will be reviewing how the FBI handled its inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email use around the time of the presidential election.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

January 4, 2017 2:22 PM
How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.

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Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions

December 21, 2016 6:38 PM , Updated December 27, 2016 7:29 PM
Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions

Federal employee unions are generally supportive of Democrats. Federal employees donating in the 2016 election cycle followed suit. Here is a breakdown from agencies with significant donations.

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