Tag: Hatch Act

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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Senior HUD Official Reprimanded For Hatch Act Violations

on September 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel reprimanded a top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development for making political statements on the job.

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Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

By on September 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

An immigration judge has been hit with a significant disciplinary action for violating the Hatch Act.

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Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

By on September 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

What implications does an election year have for federal employees? As the author notes, there are pros and cons.

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AFGE Sues OSC Over Hatch Act Restrictions

By on August 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
AFGE Sues OSC Over Hatch Act Restrictions

AFGE has sued OSC over its latest Hatch Act guidance for federal employees.

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Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

By on June 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

Despite some cases involving high profile political appointees who were not disciplined, violating the Hatch Act can still get federal employees fired.

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OSC Recommends Firing Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

By on June 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
OSC Recommends Firing Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

The Office of Special Counsel has recommended removing Kellyanne Conway for what it called “numerous violations” of the Hatch Act.

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