Tag: OSC

Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

By on September 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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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Watchdog Says CBP Violated DNA Collection Law For Years, Letting Violent Criminals Walk Free

on August 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel said that Customs and Border Protection, through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect DNA samples from detained migrants.

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AFGE Sues OSC Over Hatch Act Restrictions

By on August 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
AFGE Sues OSC Over Hatch Act Restrictions

AFGE has sued OSC over its latest Hatch Act guidance for federal employees.

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OSC Recommends Firing Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

By on June 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
OSC Recommends Firing Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

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

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Congressman Wants OSC to Rescind its Latest Hatch Act Guidance

By on December 11, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Congressman Wants OSC to Rescind its Latest Hatch Act Guidance

One Congressman wants recent Hatch Act guidance from OSC rescinded, saying it could “have a chilling impact on federal employees.”

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OSC Clarifies its Hatch Act Guidance on ‘Resistance’ in the Workplace

By on December 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OSC Clarifies its Hatch Act Guidance on ‘Resistance’ in the Workplace

OSC has clarified its recent Hatch Act guidance on using terms such as “the Resistance” or discussing impeachment in the federal workplace.

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Federal Employees Warned Not to ‘#Resist’ Trump Administration While on Duty

By on November 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Warned Not to ‘#Resist’ Trump Administration While on Duty

OSC has issued new Hatch Act guidance for the 2020 election. Federal employees will want to be wary of using certain terms and hashtags in a political context.

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OSC Files Complaint Over Whistleblower’s Termination

By on August 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OSC Files Complaint Over Whistleblower’s Termination

The Office of Special Counsel recently filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint over the removal of a federal employee at the Interior Department.

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Elections, Federal Employees and Arbitrators

By on August 20, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Elections, Federal Employees and Arbitrators

With mid-term elections looming, the Hatch Act always comes into play. This Postal Service case may have longer-term implications than most cases.

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How a Federal Employee Can Destroy a Career

By on August 8, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How a Federal Employee Can Destroy a Career

An employee of ICE has resigned as a result of political activity that led to a Hatch Act violation.

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