Entity: Office of Special Counsel

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

AFGE Union Sues to Protect the Speech Rights of Federal Employees

August 13, 2019
New Hatch Act guidance presumptively restricts federal employees from expressing any opinion on “impeachment” or policy matters if terms like “#resist” or “resistance” are used. 

FOIA to OSC Seeking Unpublished Hatch Act Guidance

February 11, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel seeking unpublished opinions and guidance relating to the application of the Hatch Act.