Tag: Hatch Act

Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

By on September 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

Elections have consequences. President Trump has issued an Executive Order revoking federal labor-management relations councils.

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Debating the Role of Federal Employees

By on September 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Debating the Role of Federal Employees

Various groups are seeking loyalty of the federal workforce. Is there an internal “permanent state” in government? A former administration official says it exists, is dangerous and threatens our democracy.

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House Oversight Committee Looking Into Postal Service Hatch Act Violation

By on September 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Oversight Committee Looking Into Postal Service Hatch Act Violation

The House Oversight Committee has taken an interest in the IG investigation that concluded the Postal Service violated the Hatch Act during the 2016 elections.

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Lawmakers Take a Closer Look at LWOP Use by Agencies

By on August 24, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Take a Closer Look at LWOP Use by Agencies

Two lawmakers are questioning agencies about their use of leave without pay to ensure it is being granted in a “politically neutral manner.”

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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