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.
In an extended in-studio interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Special Counsel Henry Kerner offered a summary of last year’s work.
Federal employees, members of Congress and good government governments remember the late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Elijah Cummings, as a champion for the federal workforce and a staunch and vocal supporter of whistleblowers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is developing new training and policies for both employees and investigators within the agency’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.
It’s an unfortunate but when you have a workforce of 2 million people, a few of them will commit harassment, retaliate against whistleblowers or drag their partisan politics to the office.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is asking the Office of Special Counsel to rescind its recent memo prohibiting certain speech such as resist or impeachment.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over 30 veterans service organizations asked Senate and House Veterans Affairs leadership to help secure specific funding for the VA MISSION Act.
A federal judge will hear a motion for summary judgment on several federal unions’ objections to the president’s recent executive orders in U.S. District Court on July 25.
Whether you are a deplorable or a member of the resistance, this is no time to drag your politics to the office. The midterm elections promise to be a trial in terms of avoiding Hatch Act violations. Special Counsel Henry Kerner joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a reminder and some new guidance.
Federal employees are entitled to First Amendment rights, but the Office of Special Counsel says some rules apply during elections.