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Think Before You Post: Here’s The New Federal-Workforce Guidance on Social Media

In this  Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, photo, a woman poses for a photo using her smart phone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
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(The Washington Post) – Federal employees would be wise to ponder before posting and to think through their tweeting in order to avoid running afoul of government ethics policies, according to newly released guidance from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

Rules called the Standards of Conduct apply to social media in areas such as fundraising, seeking outside employment, use of an employee’s title and more, the office said.

OGE said it was responding to increasing numbers of questions about how longstanding ethics policies apply in that quickly evolving realm.

“The Standards of Conduct do not prohibit executive branch employees from establishing and maintaining personal social media accounts. As in any other context, however, employees must ensure that their social media activities comply with the Standards of Conduct and other applicable laws, including agency supplemental regulations and agency-specific policies,” the agency said.

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