Hatch Act

FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2022. The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a court order that would have forced Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ group as an official campus club. The court acted Friday, Sept. 9, in a brief order signed by Justice Sonia Sotomayor that indicated the court would have more to say on the topic at some point. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Why judicial branch employees sued over a rule on political activity

The Hatch Act prohibits political activities by federal employees on the job. It only applies though to executive branch agencies. When the head of the…

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)U.S. Capitol

House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections

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Mark Meadows

Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

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(S.Gnatiuk)Judges wooden gavel resting on a law book in a courtroom conceptual of judgements, crime, punishment, and justice

So goes 2020: Post-Election Day Hatch Act guidance for feds is anything but simple

Federal employees can now technically show support for one of the presidential candidates at work, according to the Office of Special Counsel’s post-Election…

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, U.S Army troops training to serve as instructors participate in the new Army combat fitness test at the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade compound at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Army National Guard is looking for nearly 5,000 fitness instructors and buying roughly $40 million in workout equipment in the next seven months to help its soldiers meet new physical fitness standards being set by the military service. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Army getting some help keeping their troops in shape

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army is embedding nutritionists, physical fitness experts and coaches into active duty brigades in hopes of increasing…

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Ivanka Trump, right, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, left, speak with a farming family during a visit to the North Carolina State Farmers Market in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

USDA Secretary in hot water for talking politics on a work trip

In today’s Federal Newscast, a cabinet secretary gets a bill and a slap on the wrist for a recent alleged Hatch Act violation.

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