Hatch Act

When to express an opinion and when to zip it up, when on the job

Whether its the war in Ukraine, the war in Israel, the House speaker race or any of a zillion controversial topics, everyone has an opinion. As federal…

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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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Lynne Patton

Former HUD official faces punishment for Hatch Act violation during Trump administration

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel handed down a fine and two-year ban from federal service to a former official at Housing and…

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Feds, you were quite popular over the last four years

Federal employees were in the spotlight for much of the Trump administration. The drama was stressful at times, but perhaps it shed more light on what…

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MAGA hats sit on empty seats during an election watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

OSC: Election isn’t settled but feds can wear political attire again

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel issued a post-election Hatch Act advisory. The voting is over, so the OSC says it’s ok to sport hats or T-shirts or to display pictures while you’re on duty.

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