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Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

By on August 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on July 22, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

By on July 14, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Hatch Act, and Black Lives Matter

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

By on June 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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?

By on May 28, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

By on April 30, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on February 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on January 29, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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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Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

By on January 17, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

Despite warnings not to do so, an Energy Department employee gave a tour of a waste treatment plant to a Congressional candidate that resulted in a Hatch Act violation.

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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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