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ICE employees posting pro-Clinton messages, in spite of the warnings, the Office of Special Counsel says

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest agent, foreign nationals, during a targeted enforcement operation, Feb. 7, 2017.

(Associated Press)

An employee of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agreed to resign this week, after pushing you published more than 100 social media messages during working hours or on Agency property, in 2016, people in the vote for Hillary Clinton.

The release came in a press release from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

ICE employees occurs with 5-year exclusion for flagrant Hatch Act violations during the period of service. Federal employees need to be mindful of the Hatch Act prohibitions, especially given the upcoming mid-term elections. https://t.co/lcnbsKuVXd

Office of special counsel (@US_OSC) 7. August 2018

The agreement between the employee and the OSC includes a five-year ban from working in the Federal government, the statement said.

The contributions were as a violation of the Federal Hatch Act that prohibits most government employees, from the employment in most of the political activities during the period of service, the said release.

The woman, the continuation of the behavior despite being approached by ethics watchdog, said OSC.

“When a Federal employee emphatically and repeatedly engaged in political activity during service, or in the workplace, the OSC takes this very seriously,” said Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner. “These employees thumbing their nose at the law and engaged in the vocal party politics, both with your colleagues and social media.

“These employees thumbing their nose at the law and engaged in the vocal party politics, both with your colleagues and social media.”

Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner

“In the light of their knowledge of the Hatch Act and continuing respect for the laws, this employee’s resignation and exclusion from the Federal service appropriate to discipline and disciplinary action. This case serves as an important reminder that Federal employees need to be mindful of the Hatch Act prohibitions, especially in view of the forthcoming elections.”

Most Federal employees may participate in political activities during their personal time.

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