Tag: Hatch Act

Fire That Lawyer!

By on August 14, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal attorney violated the Hatch Act and the MSPB has ordered the Small Business Administration to remove him from federal service.

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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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Trick or Treat? Party Invitation Results in Complaint Against Fed Employee

By on September 9, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel has filed a complaint against two federal employees contending their actions violated the Hatch Act.

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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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