Hatch Act


A few Hatch Act takeaways for federal employees this election season

The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from participating in political activities while on the job, but some have called for reforms to the 1939 law.

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House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections

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Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

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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…

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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 Day Hatch Act guidance. But there are certain “rare” exceptions and nuances that are especially relevant in this year’s race.

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