Tag: Hatch Act

The Hatch Act, Unions and Postal Service

By on July 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Hatch Act, Unions and Postal Service

According to the OSC, the Postal Service took action to assist a union’s political activity in violation of the Hatch Act.

Continue Reading »

Another FOIA Lawsuit for the EPA

By on April 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Another FOIA Lawsuit for the EPA

Two lawsuits are now pending involving issues surrounding the “Deep State” and EPA employees.

Continue Reading »

Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

By on March 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

News about federal employees posting their political opinions on social media has been more widespread since the election. What can federal employees legally do (and not do) when it comes to sharing their political opinions?

Continue Reading »

Federal Workers Grapple with Political Neutrality

on February 22, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Office of Special Counsel has been inundated with queries from federal employees who wonder what they can and can't say under the Hatch Act as they get acclimated to working for a new administration.

Continue Reading »

Trump in 2020? OSC Releases Hatch Act Guidance

By on February 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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.

Continue Reading »

Did FBI Director James Comey Violate the Hatch Act?

By on October 31, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Did FBI Director James Comey Violate the Hatch Act?

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey in which he told him he may have violated the Hatch Act by revealing his agency’s investigation days before the election of additional emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Continue Reading »

Postal Worker Told to Remove ‘Make America Great Again’ Sign

on September 20, 2016 in Current Events with 11 Comments
A sign that said “Make America Great Again”—the slogan for Republican Donald Trump’s campaign for president—has been removed from a post office in Colorado after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel contacted the facility’s postmaster and said the employee was violating the Hatch Act.

Continue Reading »

Deciphering Hatch Act Rules

on August 16, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
These rules are essential to know in order to avoid the negative consequences of Hatch Act violations.

Continue Reading »

House Committee Wants to Know What Agencies Are Doing to Comply with Hatch Act Travel Restrictions

By on July 26, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment

It’s an election year, so agencies and their employees have to make sure not to run afoul of the Hatch Act. A House Committee is seeking information from Executive branch agencies on how they ensure they stay within the law’s travel restrictions.

Continue Reading »

AFGE Endorses Clinton for President

By on December 10, 2015 in Current Events with 84 Comments
AFGE Endorses Clinton for President

The American Federation of Government Employees has announced that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

Continue Reading »

Top