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                     Blacks In Government Attorney Assistance Program (AAP) Requirements


                                                  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

Ask the Lawer Hatch Act Information




                            Tully Rinckey PLLC Has Partnered with Blacks In Government

                                                        “Ask the Lawyer”

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

                                           2017 Ask The Lawyer Articles
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2015 Ask The Lawyer Articles
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               Tully Rinckey PLLC Has Partnered with Blacks In Government

Through our new partnership, Blacks In Government members are entitled to two free half-hour phone consults per year regarding federal employment, security clearance or military issues. Members pursuing claims receive a 10% discount on legal fees.

At no extra cost, BIG members will also benefit from:

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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

                        Click to view the on demand webinar Hostile Work Environment


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Blacks In Government Attorney Assistance Program (AAP) Requirements