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2024 Election Season Ethics Under the Hatch Act

Total Credits: 7.0

2023 Federal Sector Conference
Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Timothy Curry |  Tristin Green |  Julie Lenggenhager |  Michelle A. Travis
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 14, 2023
Product Type:
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During this session, attendees will learn about the restrictions that the Hatch Act imposes upon federal employees’ political activity.  The session will focus on recent developments in the law and issues of particular concern as we approach the 2024 election season.  The session will also address political activity that, while permissible under the Hatch Act, may implicate various federal ethics laws. 

The Learning Objectives are:

1) Identify what types of political activity may implicate the Hatch Act

2) Understand when, where, and how employees may engage in political activity without violating the Hatch Act


Timothy Curry's Profile

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Deputy Associate Director, Accountability and Workforce Relations

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Tim Curry is the Deputy Associate Director for Accountability and Workforce Relations at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

In this capacity, he serves as an advisor to the OPM Director on government-wide programs for labor-management relations and employee accountability. Mr. Curry first came to OPM in August 2010 as the Deputy Associate Director for Partnership and Labor Relations. He also served as the Acting Director of Communications.

Prior to coming to OPM, Mr. Curry served as the Executive Director, Labor Management and Employee Relations for the Department of Defense (DoD) where he served as the principal policy advisor on labor and employee relations matters. Mr. Curry has over 32 years of experience as a human resources professional in operating and policy level positions in the Office of Secretary of Defense, DoD Education Activity, Department of the Air Force, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His background includes labor relations, employee relations, performance management, and awards programs.

Mr. Curry holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Personnel Management from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Tristin Green's Profile

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Professor of Law & William M. Rains Fellow

Loyola LA Law School

Tristin Green is a Professor of Law and William M. Rains Fellow at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  She specializes in laws affecting inequality, especially employment discrimination law. Green often draws on the social sciences in her work to better understand how discrimination operates and how laws can be better framed and implemented to reduce discrimination and enhance equality. She has authored more than twenty chapters, articles, and essays, which have appeared in the Southern California Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, and California Law Review, among others. Her book, Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.  She is currently working on a second book, Racial Emotion at Work: Dismantling Discrimination and Building Racial Justice in the Workplace, due out with UC Press in fall 2023. 

Julie Lenggenhager's Profile

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Deputy Director of Field Operations and Organizing

National Treasury Employees Union

Julie A. Lenggenhager is the Deputy Director of Field Operations and Organizing at the National Treasury Employees Union, the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees, representing 150,000 workers in 34 departments and agencies.  She works directly underneath the Director of Field Operations and Organizing who is responsible for managing and overseeing NTEU’s eight field offices, organizing and learning and development departments.  Prior to becoming the Deputy Director, she served as an Assistant Counsel in NTEU’s Chicago Field Office for fifteen years where she represented employees at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Treasury.  Her extensive experience includes arbitrating discipline and contract interpretation matters and representing employees before the EEOC and Merit Systems Protection Board.  Prior to joining NTEU, Julie worked as an Associate Attorney at a private law firm representing private and public sector labor unions and Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds.  She earned her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Employment Law from Saint Louis University School of Law.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Diplomatic Relations.  Julie is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.

Michelle A. Travis's Profile

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Professor of Law and Director of the Work Law and Justice Program

University of San Francisco School of Law

Michelle Travis is a Professor of Law and Director of the Work Law and Justice Program at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is a founding member of the Work and Family Researchers Network and a former Chair of the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law. Michelle is an expert on sex discrimination, disability accommodation, workplace flexibility, and work/family integration law. Her interdisciplinary scholarship reveals how antidiscrimination law could be used to eliminate structural, organizational, and cognitive biases in the workplace. Her most recent article, A Post-Pandemic Antidiscrimination Approach to Workplace Flexibility, demonstrates how employers’ experiences during the global pandemic support the use of remote work to advance workplace equity and inclusion.

Michelle teaches courses on employment law and civil litigation, and she has won multiple teaching awards. She has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in psychology from Cornell University. Her recent book, Dads For Daughters, focuses on engaging men in advancing gender equity. Michelle is also the author of an award-winning children’s picture book, My Mom Has Two Jobs, which celebrates working moms.