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.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel updates its its guidance regarding when federal employees' use of social media violates the Hatch Act.
The Office of Special Counsel reminds agencies of employee whistleblower rights, as the Justice Department tightens its control on communication to Congress.
The Army has fallen short in dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers. Example? The Teresa Gilbert case.
The Office of Special Counsel is working to find ways to improve and shorten the whistleblower retaliation caseload for federal agencies.
Without action from the president, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations will expire at the end of the month.
As members of Congress encourage the whistleblower community to continue to speak up, they acknowledged the long list of improvements they want to make to whistleblower protections at individual agencies like the IRS and FBI.
Both Henry Kerner, the president's pick to be the U.S. Special Counsel at the Office of Special Counsel, and Claire Grady, the nominee to be the undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, say they both share similar workforce priorities.
The Merit Systems Protection Board is moving forward with a whistleblower case from James Wilson, the chief human capital officer for the Office of Special Counsel, who filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint against OSC. The agency plays a key role in investigating cases of whistleblower reprisal and protecting federal employees from prohibited personnel actions.