Tag: Hatch Act

Federal Employees Generally Free to Display Campaign Related Items After Election Day

November 4, 2020 3:01 PM

OSC has issued an advisory opinion outlining what federal employees can and cannot do under the Hatch Act after Election Day.

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Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

August 24, 2020 8:19 AM
Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

A federal district court has turned aside efforts by a watch dog group to force OSC to prosecute violations of the Hatch Act by a White House official.

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Hatch Act Not a Bar for Acceptance Speech at White House

August 13, 2020 7:03 PM , Updated August 17, 2020 9:18 AM

The Office of Special Counsel says President Trump can make acceptance speech at the White House, with restrictions.

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Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

August 5, 2020 10:21 AM
Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

AFGE’s lawsuit against OSC for its recent Hatch Act guidance has been dismissed by a Maryland court.

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Hatch Act Leads to 120-Day Suspension

July 22, 2020 10:45 AM
Hatch Act Leads to 120-Day Suspension

A federal employee has agreed to a 120-day suspension without pay for a Hatch Act violation.

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It’s Wrong to Allow Government Employees to Support BLM While on the Job

July 20, 2020 12:12 PM

The author says that some of the Office of Special Counsel's decisions about groups federal employees are allowed to support on the job have failed to properly follow the spirit of the Hatch Act.

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Federal Employees, Hatch Act, and Black Lives Matter

July 14, 2020 11:13 AM , Updated September 16, 2020 7:32 AM

The Office of Special Counsel says Black Lives Matter is not a political organization with Hatch Act implications for federal employees and agencies.

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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

June 24, 2020 3:16 PM
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

April 30, 2020 10:12 AM , Updated May 12, 2020 1:25 PM
Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

OSC announced a decision which found a former VA physician violated the Hatch Act when running for U.S. Senate.

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Amend the Hatch Act and Restore Federal Workers’ First Amendment Rights

February 11, 2020 3:48 PM , Updated February 28, 2020 12:49 PM
Amend the Hatch Act and Restore Federal Workers’ First Amendment Rights

The author says that the intent of the Hatch Act may be sound, but it is depriving federal employees of their First Amendment rights.

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