Office of Special Counsel


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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IG audit finds Treasury didn’t collect $472M in debts owed to 28 agencies

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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

At least 13 former Trump administration officials violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties.

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ATF misclassified jobs, improperly paid out law enforcement benefits, audit finds

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives misclassified more than 90 administrative positions as law enforcement jobs — and provided special…

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VA accountability office says it’s improved, but whistleblowers aren’t so sure

The House is considering new legislation in effort to reform VA’s beleaguered Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, while the Senate is hopeful new political leadership might “right the ship.”

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