The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) continues to order significant penalties for federal employees who violate the Hatch Act. In the most recent Hatch Act decision, the MSPB upheld the decision of an administrative law judge, which ordered an employee removed from his federal employment.
This fervent supporter of Barack Obama was removed for exhorting others while she was at work to support her candidate.
A candidate for partisan elected position was hired for a federal job after he had declared himself as a candidate. He was fired from the Department of Labor job and the case went to federal court.
A NASA employee is hit with a suspension of 180 days as a result of violating the Hatch Act. With election season already upon us, and another five months to go before the election, federal employees need to think and understand restrictions on political activity before putting their careers in jeopardy.
A federal attorney appealed his removal for a Hatch Act violation to the Court of Federal Appeals but his removal stands.
The 2008 election is already underway. Political passion is stirring in some citizens and the e-mail send button is sitting right in front of you. Think before explaining the rationale for your political passion in a personal message to your friends and colleagues by using that convenient government e-mail system. Here’s why.
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.
An employee of the VA agrees to resign as a result of political activity on behalf of John Kerry that violated the Hatch Act.
A federal attorney violated the Hatch Act and the MSPB has ordered the Small Business Administration to remove him from federal service.
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.