Tag: Hatch Act

Impeachment? Read This Before Offering an Opinion

January 29, 2020 3:11 PM , Updated February 12, 2020 3:04 PM
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

January 27, 2020 2:51 PM , Updated February 10, 2020 10:58 AM
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

January 17, 2020 6:06 AM , Updated February 2, 2020 7:31 AM

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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Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

September 17, 2019 12:27 PM , Updated September 26, 2019 11:41 AM
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

September 9, 2019 3:10 PM , Updated September 23, 2019 8:28 AM
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

August 13, 2019 4:19 PM , Updated August 26, 2019 3:37 PM

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

June 19, 2019 10:14 AM , Updated September 2, 2019 12:32 PM
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

June 13, 2019 2:06 PM , Updated November 2, 2019 4:19 PM

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

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Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

Social media has made it easier than ever to violate the Hatch Act. Here are some important things to know about how this law can impact federal employees.

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Congressman Wants OSC to Rescind its Latest Hatch Act Guidance

December 11, 2018 8:56 AM , Updated December 18, 2018 7:11 PM

One Congressman wants recent Hatch Act guidance from OSC rescinded, saying it could “have a chilling impact on federal employees.”

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