Tag: Hatch Act

Feeling the Heat of Your Political Passions? Have Another Latte Before Hitting the Send Button

By on January 9, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Violating the Hatch Act can get a federal employee into trouble. Two new cases have again demonstrated that sending an e-mail while on duty in a government building can lead to disciplinary action.

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"Kerry for President" Stickers Create Problems for VA Employee

By on August 16, 2006 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An employee of the VA agrees to resign as a result of political activity on behalf of John Kerry that violated the Hatch Act.

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AFGE Official Runs Into Hatch Act

By on January 13, 2006 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An official of an AFGE local is likely to end up with losing his pay for 60 days and could still end up without a federal job as a result of engaging in political activity at work.

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Political Activity Trips Up Federal Attorney

By on November 30, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A federal attorney has been found to have violated the Hatch Act and an initial decision by an MSPB judge has upheld his removal.

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Losing in Albuquerque

By on April 18, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A federal employee ran in a nonpartisan election to become Mayor of Albuquerque. He now finds himself on the losing end of a court decision charging him with a Hatch Act violation.

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It’s An Election Year: OPM Issues Warning to Agencies on Personnel Actions

By on March 22, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued a memo to agency heads advising them of restrictions on appointments and awards during election season

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Pay, Politics and Payback: An Evolving Civil Service

By on February 10, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The civil service system is evolving. Federal employees are part of a political system and their representatives are taking strong political positions – whether most employees in the civil service know or care about the consequences.

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Real Jobs, Real Money and Real Politics: Political Reality Hits Home for Feds

By on May 13, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The political environment has changed dramatically for federal employees as unions speak out on their behalf. Most aren’t aware of the changes but they will be impacted by these changes.

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