Henry Kerner, the special counsel of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, explains why the Hatch Act still matters after 80 years on the books and what would happen if it went away.
While the intent of the Hatch Act provisions restricting federal workers may be sound, the result is, in effect, muzzling many federal workers and depriving them of their First Amendment rights
In today’s Federal Newscast, three senators want the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the process non-citizen service members go through to become naturalized.
The American Federation of Government Employees is seeking immediate relief from Office of Special Counsel guidance on Hatch Act violations, which the union argues limits employees’ First Amendment rights to talk about the impeachment of President Donald Trump. AFGE has an ongoing lawsuit on the matter in a federal district court.
An Energy Department employee violated the Hatch Act when she gave a tour of a nuclear waste treatment plant to a congressional candidate, the Office of Special Counsel said Thursday. The employee has resigned and agreed to a three-year debarment from federal employment.
Elections are interesting times for federal workers, because there are so many risks and even some benefits.
OSC guidance seems to leave plenty of room to talk impeachment at work.
The American Federation of Government Employees said the Office of Special Counsel’s November 2018 guidance on advocating or opposing “impeachment” or “resistance” violates federal employees’ First Amendment rights.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has launched the Contractor Assistance Portal.
Recent news about the Office of Special Counsel citing Kellyanne Conway for violating the Hatch Act is raising questions among federal workers.