Tag: Hatch Act

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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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 0 Comments

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.

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AFGE Endorses Clinton for President

By on December 10, 2015 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Endorses Clinton for President

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

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Know Your Limitations on Social Media

By on December 7, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Know Your Limitations on Social Media

How can you avoid violating the Hatch Act while you are on the clock? The authors spell out what new guidance from the Office of Special Counsel says about proper use of social media for federal employees while they are at work.

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Don’t Let the Hatch Act Destroy Your Federal Career

By on November 16, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Don’t Let the Hatch Act Destroy Your Federal Career

The Office of Special Counsel recently issued new Hatch Act guidelines for federal employees pertaining to social media. If you are unfamiliar with the Hatch Act, it would be worth your time to become acquainted with this law. This article provides a brief overview of the new guidelines and a brief summary of why the Hatch Act was passed.

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Can a Federal Employee Be Fired for Tweeting About a Political Candidate?

By on November 13, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can a Federal Employee Be Fired for Tweeting About a Political Candidate?

The Office of Special Counsel has released a list of frequently asked questions about the Hatch Act and social media use for federal workers in light of the upcoming election year.

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IRS Employees Suspended for Pro-Obama Activities

By on July 10, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The IRS appears to have had numerous problems with employees campaigning for Barack Obama during the last presidential election–and most of the cases are below the public’s radar.

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Hatch Act Modifications Reflected in New OPM Rule

The Hatch Act allows most federal employees to participate in some partisan political activity. The new rule issued by OPM reflects the less stringent penalties and loosening of Hatch Act restrictions on many feds.

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More Hatch Act Violations Cited by Special Counsel

Political passion during an election cycle continues to embroil employees who put their federal careers at risk by engaging in prohibited political activity. Here are two new cases, involving both sides of the partisan political divide.

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Political Passion Can Destroy a Federal Career

By on April 9, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An investigation by the Office of Special Counsel has found evidence of political campaigning for President Obama by IRS employees at a time when the agency did not need more publicity regarding campaigning and actions on behalf of one political party over another.

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