Senior FAA officials accused of telling workers 'job security' at risk if GOP wins Two federal agency supervisors allegedly warned employees earlier this year that a Republican takeover in Washington could threaten their jobs -- comments that some workers apparently took as guidance on "how to vote" and that one group claims may have violated federal law. Nonprofit watchdog Cause of Action wrote a letter Wednesday asking the Department of Transportation's inspector general to launch a probe into the incident, involving senior officials with the Federal Aviation Administration. The incident occurred in May during a meeting at the FAA's Seattle office, according to the letter. The Cause of Action letter requesting an IG investigation expressed concern that the comments may have violated the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from partisan political activity. An FAA spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that the agency would cooperate with any review. "The FAA takes Hatch Act violation allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully with any review of the allegations," the spokesman said. Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action, called the alleged incident an "egregious abuse of power for political gain." Read more: Senior FAA officials accused of telling workers 'job security' at risk if GOP wins | Fox News The tentacles of the White House are far reaching.