An Internal Revenue Service employee has been suspended for 100 days without pay for urging taxpayers to re-elect President Obama in 2012.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Thursday that it had recently resolved a complaint under the Hatch Act against the unnamed IRS employee. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from running as candidates in partisan elections and from soliciting contributions and promoting candidates for political office while on duty and in the workplace. The Office of Special Counsel, or OSC, is authorized to investigate allegations of Hatch Act violations.
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