Lawmakers question feds' campaign activities
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 22, 2017
In response to findings by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general and the Office of Special Counsel that the mailing agency unlawfully pressured supervisors to approve unpaid leave for employees to campaign, congressional leaders are looking to crack down on the practice, Government Executive reports.
According to the article, lawmakers have asked 10 agency leaders for detailed records for review in an effort to ensure agencies are granting leave without pay in a “politically neutral manner.”
Specifically, the chairman requested agencies’ agreements with labor groups on “union-official leave,” general policies on leave without pay, all communications related to employees taking time off for union activity, and data since 2008 on the number of employees who requested leave without pay, the article notes.