Tag: Hatch Act

Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

By on August 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on July 22, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

on July 20, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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

By on July 14, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Hatch Act, and Black Lives Matter

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

By on June 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

By on April 30, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on February 11, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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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Impeachment? Read This Before Offering an Opinion

By on January 29, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Impeachment? Read This Before Offering an Opinion

As the impeachment trial continues in Washington, the debate over whether federal employees can discuss impeachment while on duty as resurfaced.

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Federal Employees, Unions and Political Donations

By on January 27, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Unions and Political Donations

Politics and federal employees can be tricky. Here are the federal employee unions with the largest donations to politicians.

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Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

By on January 17, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

Despite warnings not to do so, an Energy Department employee gave a tour of a waste treatment plant to a Congressional candidate that resulted in a Hatch Act violation.

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