Tag: Hatch Act
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?
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.
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.