|Hatch Act Report|
|This report has been updated by these advisories|
|Investigation of Political Activities by White House and Federal Agency Officials During the 2006 Midterm Elections.
On October 6, 2011, OSC issued two advisory opinions on political travel and political briefings. The advisories supersede chapters three, four, and five of OSC’s January 2011 report, and serve as OSC’s guidance on these issues.
As always, OSC is available to assist agency ethics officials with Hatch Act questions. Please call (202) 254-3650 or (800) 85-HATCH to speak with a Hatch Act attorney.
Former Secretary Johanns also disagreed with OSC’s conclusion that the remaining two events mentioned on page 91 of the report, namely the Albuquerque facility event (November 1, 2006) and the roundtable event (November 2, 2006) were improperly classified as official. Based on the circumstances discussed in the report, however, OSC continues to believe that these events should have been classified as political, and that reimbursement to the U.S. Treasury should have been made.