Tag: OSC

Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

August 24, 2020 8:19 AM
Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

A federal district court has turned aside efforts by a watch dog group to force OSC to prosecute violations of the Hatch Act by a White House official.

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Hatch Act Not a Bar for Acceptance Speech at White House

August 13, 2020 7:03 PM , Updated August 17, 2020 9:18 AM

The Office of Special Counsel says President Trump can make acceptance speech at the White House, with restrictions.

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Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

August 5, 2020 10:21 AM
Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

AFGE’s lawsuit against OSC for its recent Hatch Act guidance has been dismissed by a Maryland court.

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Hatch Act Leads to 120-Day Suspension

July 22, 2020 10:45 AM
Hatch Act Leads to 120-Day Suspension

A federal employee has agreed to a 120-day suspension without pay for a Hatch Act violation.

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Federal Employees, Hatch Act, and Black Lives Matter

July 14, 2020 11:13 AM , Updated September 16, 2020 7:32 AM

The Office of Special Counsel says Black Lives Matter is not a political organization with Hatch Act implications for federal employees and agencies.

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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

June 24, 2020 3:16 PM
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

May 28, 2020 3:57 PM , Updated June 9, 2020 11:36 AM
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

April 30, 2020 10:12 AM , Updated May 12, 2020 1:25 PM
Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

OSC announced a decision which found a former VA physician violated the Hatch Act when running for U.S. Senate.

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DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

February 5, 2020 11:40 AM , Updated February 18, 2020 9:15 AM
DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

A DOI employee has been returned to his job along with backpay and benefits after a settlement in a whistleblower case.

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Impeachment? Read This Before Offering an Opinion

January 29, 2020 3:11 PM , Updated February 12, 2020 3:04 PM
Impeachment? Read This Before Offering an Opinion

As the impeachment trial continues in Washington, the debate over whether federal employees can discuss impeachment while on duty as resurfaced.

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