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                                                      The  Hatch Act 

The Hatch Act, a federal law passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. ​The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.​

Hatch Act. From the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.




                            Tully Rinckey PLLC Has Partnered with Blacks In Government

                                                        “Ask the Lawyer”

                         By, Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq.
and Cheri L. Cannon, Esq.

                                           2016 Ask The Lawyer Articles

2015 Ask The Lawyer Articles

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               Tully Rinckey PLLC Has Partnered with Blacks In Government

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                     Please click on the below links to review various videos

Tully Rinckey PLLC Virginia Managing Partner Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. discusses the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Tully Rinckey PLLC Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Chair John P. Mahoney, Esq. addresses federal employee EEO rights

Tully Rinckey PLLC Of Counsel Attorney Christopher Graham outlines who can obtain a security clearance

Tully Rinckey PLLC Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Chair John P. Mahoney, Esq. examines whistleblower representation

Tully Rinckey PLLC Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Chair John P. Mahoney, Esq. delves deeper into federal employment law

                        Click to view the on demand webinar Hostile Work Environment

                          Blacks In Government: Legal Representation vs. Advocacy

                                                  Ms. Ashanti Huey, ESQ
                               BIG National Legal Review Committee Chair