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Thursday, May 29, 2008

NASA Employee Suspended Over Blog Posts - Emails

NASA has suspended an employee who solicited donations, wrote politically partisan blog posts and sent e-mail messages while at work. Doing so has put the employee in violation of the US gov't Hatch Act and means a suspension of 180 days without pay. “Today, modern office technology multiplies the opportunities for employees to abuse their positions and — as in this serious case — to be penalized, even removed from their job, with just a few clicks of a mouse,” said Special Counsel Scott Bloch. Federal Computer Week article here.