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FAA chief says voting claim under federal review

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says an independent federal agency is investigating allegations that FAA managers in Seattle urged employees to vote Democratic in the upcoming election.FAA acting Administrator Michael Huerta says no one from his agency or elsewhere in the Obama administration gave such directions about how to vote.

Tags: FAA , OSC , Michael Huerta

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 04:10pm EDT

Hatch Act reform could put more feds in the hot seat

State and local investigations make it difficult for investigators to probe possible Hatch Act violations by federal employees, said Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner. The Office of Special Counsel is asking Congress to remove OSC's duty of policing state and local issues, so it can focus on federal cases.

Tags: Congress , OSC , management , Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 , Carolyn Lerner , Elijah Cummings , Daniel Akaka , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 08:17pm EDT
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Senate committee approves OFPP nominee, four other bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee moves the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations, the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting and two other pieces of legislation to the floor for a full vote.

Tags: management , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , domestic partner benefits , political contributions , jason miller , jon tester

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:43pm EDT

On the show today - April 2

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Greg Shannon , CERT , Ana Galindo-Marrone , OSC , Peter Budetti , CMS , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:20am EDT

Lawmakers, US agency favor Hatch Act changes

Jon Greiner's election to the Utah Senate caused his firing as Ogden police chief. Philadelphia transit cop Matthew Arlen was barred from a local school board race in Pennsylvania. And New York state port official Terrence Hurley was knocked out of a county race.

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Saturday - 03/24/2012, 08:16am EDT

Analysis: Hatch Act modernization good for feds, better for locals

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the Hatch Act Modernization of 2012 would widen the array of penalties for violating the law that governs political activities by government workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Carolyn Lerner , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , OSC , MSPB , Congress , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 11:52am EST
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What legal pitfalls await feds in 2012?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, offers some insight to federal employees on upcoming whistleblower legislation and the possible ramifications of on-the-job political activities.

Tags: Legal Loop , Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , OSC , whistleblower ,

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 12:52pm EST
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Election season guidelines for federal workers

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

Tags: Federal Drive , Ana Galindo-Marrone , OSC , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 08/16/2010, 10:30am EDT
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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.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , OSC ,

Monday - 08/09/2010, 04:00am EDT

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.

Tags: USPS , layoff , buyout , WUYD , teenage , intelligence

Tuesday - 10/28/2008, 04:00am EDT
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