Chapter 1. Introduction—Guidance for the Official Use of Social Media
GSA encourages you to use social media technologies to enhance communication, collaboration, and information exchange in support of our mission. This guide augments our Social Media Policy and internal IT Rules of Behavior. The scope of this guide includes social media technologies hosted on internal federal government servers, as well as those hosted outside of federal government servers. It includes employee responsibilities when accessing social media services in an official capacity.
These responsibilities apply to employees representing GSA online in official capacities, and to contractors working on behalf of GSA. The information in this guide does not supersede or replace existing legal responsibilities and policies in effect, and does not apply to your personal online activities while not on official duty; however, we're always bound by the "Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch," the conflict of interest statutes, and the Hatch Act. We all have ethical obligations to follow even when we're engaged in our personal capacities, as we will review in this guide.