Hatch Act

  • Still Time To Be Really, Really Stupid!

    Would you like a 180 day leave of absence from your federal duties? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s easy to qualify but you must act within the next 7 or 8 days.

  • Still Time To Be Really, Really Stupid!

    Would you like a 180 day leave of absence from your federal duties? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s easy to qualify but you must act within the next 7 or 8 days.

  • Fall TV preview: ‘The Stupid Feds Show’

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is working on a fall TV series called ’The Stupid Fed Show’. It’s the ultimate reality show and it doesn’t involve desert islands, round-the-world races of switching spouses. It’s practically done deal with only one federal official standing in his way. To find out how you can help Mike check his column today and don’t pass it on.

  • Election season guidelines for federal workers

    The Hatch Act restricts how open federal employees can be with political preferences

  • How to avoid Hatch Act hassles

    So far this political season, OSC has fired one federal employee and suspended another without pay for 120 days. Attorney Debra Roth has some tips for not joining the list.

  • Only Four Days Left to Wreck Your Career!

    Quick, because your job may be at stake: The Hatch Act is 1) a 71 year old law protecting feds from political arm-twisting or 2) a 1920s show business review featuring scantily clad pullets. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says your job could depend on the right answer.

  • How and why to give your Twitter the Hatch Act

    Where will you be when Twitter and the Hatch Act collide? Where SHOULD you be? We ask attorney Bill Bransford.

  • OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

    Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.

  • How NOT to use Twitter at work

    The blunder earlier this month from a Secret Service Twitter feed has raised cautionary flags for other feds.

  • Reporters’ Roundup: Congress to update Hatch Act?

    House lawmakers want to update the Hatch Act. The last time Congress changed the 1939 law governing political activity of federal employees was in 1993, before the Internet, Facebook and Twitter. Federal News Radio’s Jason…