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Facebook

Visit GSA on Facebook: GSA provides innovative solutions for federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a better government for the American public.

Other GSA Facebook pages and links:
USA.gov: This is the official portal to all official government information and services on the Internet.
GobiernoUSA.gov: The site offers those who speak Spanish easy access to government services, programs and information to help newcomers and well established residents alike.
GSA Schedules: Info for those who have contracts and those who are looking to sell to the federal government.
GSA SmartPay: News and info for participants in the GSA SmartPay program.
Challenge.gov: Using prizes and challenges to promote innovation across the United States.
DigitalGov: Blog posts, training and more -- plus you can share, engage and ask questions.
GSA Auctions: Cars, trucks, boats, planes, office equipment and more.
GSA Fleet Vehicle Sales
GSA Office of Small Business Utilization: Cars, trucks, boats, planes, office equipment and more.
GSA's Office of Real Property Utilization and Disposal: Helpful if you're looking to purchase federal real estate.
GSA New England Region (R1)
GSA Northeast and Caribbean Region (R2)
GSA Mid-Atlantic Region (R3)
GSA Southeast Sunbelt Region (R4)
GSA Great Lakes Region (R5)
GSA Heartland Region (R6)
GSA Greater Southwest Region (R7)
GSA Pacific Rim Region (R9)
GSA Northwest/Arctic Region (R10)

Twitter

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Follow GSA's official Twitter feed (@usgsa):
Agency news, events, and program highlights.

GSA Officials on Twitter
Chief Information Officer David Shive (@GSA_CIO)
Buildings
Industry Relations (@gsapbsIRD): FedBizOpps posts, Public Building Service news and information
Citizen Services
USA.gov (@USAgov): Follow us to stay up to date on the latest official government news and information.
Go.USA.gov (@GoUSAgov): Go.USA.gov lets government employees create short .gov URLs from official government domains, such as .gov, .mil, .si.edu, or .fed.us URLs.
GobiernoUSA.gov (@GobiernoUSA): Follow us and stay up to date on the latest official government news in Spanish.
Challenge.gov (@ChallengeGov): Challenge.gov is a place where the public and government can solve problems together.
Digital Gov (@Digital_Gov): Advancing government social technology through events, analysis, leadership.
18F (@18F): Transforming the way government builds and buys digital services.
Small Business
Office of Small Business Utilization (@GSAOSBU) - The Office of Small Business Utilization advocates for small, small disadvantaged, veteran, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women business owners.
GSA Region 6 Small Business (@GSAR6smallbiz) - Serving the needs of small business in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.
GSA Small Business GWAC (@GSASBGWAC) - GSA Small Business GWAC Center has popular small business contracts - 8(a) STARS, COMMITS, VETS & Alliant SB - which provide IT solutions to federal agencies
Policy
GSA Travel Policy (@GSAtravelpolicy) - Federal Travel Regulation and setting per diem reimbursement rates for lodging, meals and incidental expenses in the continental US.
Regions and Regional Services
GSA New England (R1) (@US_GSAR1) - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
GSA Northeast/Caribbean (R2) (@US_GSAR2) - New Jersey, New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
GSA Mid-Atlantic (R3) (@US_GSAR3) - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.
GSA Southeast Sunbelt (R4) (@US_GSAR4) - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
GSA Great Lakes (R5) (@GSAGreatLakes) - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
GSA Heartland (R6) (@US_GSAR6) - Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
GSA Greater Southwest (R7) (@US_GSAR7) - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
GSA Rocky Mountain (R8) (@US_GSAR8) - Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
GSA Pacific Rim (R9) (@US_GSAR9) - Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Diego Garcia, Guam, mainland Japan and Okinawa, the Republic of Korea, Saipan, and Singapore.
GSA Northwest/Arctic (R10) (@US_GSAR10) - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington.
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Products & Services
GSA Information Technology Services (@GSA_ITC): GSA’s one-stop shop for agencies' technology and telecommunication needs.
FAS Outreach (@FAS_Outreach) - The Customer Outreach Division promotes GSA products, services, and events.
GSA Schedules (@USGSASchedules) - Procurement solutions that allow customers to meet acquisition challenges.
GSA SmartPay (@GSASmartPayNews): Stay up to date with the latest news and training from GSA SmartPay.
GSA Vehicle Sales (@AutoAuctionsGSA) - GSA Fleet Vehicle Sales, a division of the Federal Government, offers quality, U.S. Government owned cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans to the public at auction.
Federal Cloud Computing Initiative (@FederalCloud) - The FCCI is the primary governmentwide group charged with facilitating the adoption of cloud computing in government.
Sustainability at GSA (@GSA_Sustainable) - Providing green products and sustainable solutions to the federal government.
National Strategic Sourcing Print Management Office (@GSAPrintWise) - If you do need to put something on paper, we can help you do it smarter.
Real Property Utilization and Disposal (@GSA_RPDisposal) - If you're looking to purchase Federal Real Estate, GSA's Office of Real Property Utilization & Disposal can help.

Other Social Media

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GSA News Releases: Official agency news releases issued by the Office of Communications and Marketing Press Office
GSA Web News: Highlights major agency initiatives, policies, and business opportunities.
Speeches by the GSA Administrator: Speeches as prepared for delivery at major events, seminars, and agency functions.
Speeches by GSA Key Officials: Speeches as prepared for delivery or condensed from major events, seminars, and agency functions.
USA.gov: News and features from the U.S. government, frequently asked questions, health, money, and consumer news, and more from the Federal Citizen Information Center.
GobiernoUSA.gov: Government news in Spanish on topics such as health, consumer protection, immigration, social security and more.
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Flickr.com/photos/usgsa/collections: See stories about the agency and its mission told in photographs.
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Pinterest: Tell and share stories about GSA's mission in a visual format.
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Instagram: Mobile photo and video sharing. Tag @usgsa in your pictures of federal buildings, courthouses and GSA events.
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Watch GSA's Videos: All are captioned for easy accessibility. The videos show how GSA has taken up the president's challenge to save money, open up the government, and build a more sustainable future for the American people.
The U.S. Government Channel: The official YouTube channel of the U.S. Government, linking you to videos across government.
GobiernoUSA.gov: The official channel of the U.S. Government in Spanish featuring videos from across government.
Kids.gov: Videos especially for kids from the U.S. government.
DigitalGov: SocialGov, training and more.
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GSA Company Page: Updates from the company on business opportunities, job listings and more.
GSA & VA Schedule Contracting: Developing professional relationships to promote streamlined procurement options for federal customers.
GSA PBS Industry Relations: Dedicated to strengthening communications with industry and supporting the achievement of large/small business goals.
GSA IWACenter: Developing professional relationships to promote streamlined procurement options for federal customers.
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GSA Google+ Page: Agency news, events, images, videos and more.
DigitalGov : Access our online webinars, engage in our SocialGov Hangouts, connect with the SocialGov Sandbox, share our DigitalGov blog posts, training and more.

Policy & Guidance

GSA’s social media policies provide guiding principles and practices for citizens, GSA employees, and GSA as a whole. GSA’s public comments policy encourages two-way civil dialogue with citizens. The Employee Social Media Navigator provides day-to-day professional guidelines to GSA social media staff. The Social Media Directive offers a policy framework that ensures professionalism in an increasingly interactive and transparent environment.

GSA SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY RESOURCES

GSA invites the public share thoughts using its social media platforms and has created guidelines for posting comments.

Read the Public Guidelines >

The Social Media Navigator guides GSA employees in their official use of social media.

Visit Social Media Navigator >

This order establishes policy for GSA employees and contractors using social media while representing GSA.

GSA Order CIO 2106.1 >

GSA Social Media Policy




GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Washington, DC 20405



CIO 2106.1
July 17, 2009

GSA ORDER

SUBJECT: GSA Social Media Policy

1. Purpose. This Order establishes policy for employee use of social media.


2. Applicability. This Order applies to all GSA employees. It also applies to contractors engaged in social media on behalf of GSA as part of their duties.

3. Background.
GSA encourages the use of social media technologies to enhance communication, collaboration, and information exchange in support of GSA’s mission. By openly sharing knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned within the agency, with and from other federal, state, and local partners, and with and from the public, we can provide more effective solutions and efficiencies to enhance excellence in the business of government.

As the technology evolves, this order and its accompanying guide will evolve, but in general terms, this order defines guiding principles for use of these technologies by GSA employees. The use of social media technology follows the same standards of professional practice and conduct associated with everything else we do. Common sense and sound judgment help avoid the most vexing issues.

4. Definitions. "Social media" and “Web 2.0” are umbrella terms that encompass the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and content creation. Social media use many technologies and forms, such as blogs, wikis, photo and video sharing, podcasts, social networking, mashups, and virtual worlds. The GSA Social Media Guide defines these and other tools.

5. Guiding Principles.

a. Know and follow GSA and Executive Branch conduct guidelines, such as Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.

These standards cover topics of prohibited activities such as:

Engaging in vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms targeting individuals or groups.

Endorsement of commercial products, services, or entities.

Endorsement of political parties, candidates, or groups.

Lobbying members of Congress using GSA or any other appropriated resource.

b. Published content is persistent in the public domain. When you are representing GSA in an official capacity, GSA is responsible for the content you publish on blogs, wikis or any other form of user-generated media. Assume your communications are in the public domain, available for publishing or discussion in all forms of media.

c. When you discuss GSA or GSA-related matters, you may need to coordinate your writing with the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC). Consult OCM and/or OGC when in doubt,.

d. If you publish content to any website outside of GSA’s official online presence (this may include GSA websites as well as GSA’s official presence on third party sites) and it has something to do with subjects associated with GSA, consider a disclaimer such as this: "The postings are my own and do not necessarily represent GSA's positions, strategies or opinions." Never use or reference your formal position when writing in a non-official capacity. Consult OCM and/or OGC when in doubt.

e. Those with leadership responsibilities, by virtue of their position, must consider whether personal thoughts they publish, even in clearly personal venues, may be misunderstood as expressing GSA positions. They should assume that their team and those outside GSA will read what is written. A public blog is not the place to communicate GSA policies to GSA employees. Assume your thoughts are in the public domain and can be published or discussed in all forms of media. Have no expectation of privacy.

f. Respect copyright, fair use and financial disclosure laws. Always protect sensitive information, such as protected acquisition and personally identifiable information. Do not publish or report on conversations that are meant to be pre-decisional or internal to GSA unless given permission by management.

g. Be aware of your GSA association in online social networks. If you identify yourself as a GSA employee or have a public facing position for which your GSA association is known to the general public, ensure your profile and related content (even if it is of a personal and not an official nature) is consistent with how you wish to present yourself as a GSA professional, appropriate with the public trust associated with your position, and conforms to existing standards, such as Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. Have no expectation of privacy.

h. Remain focused on customers, existing commitments, and achieving GSA’s mission. Your use of social media tools should never interfere with your primary duties, with the exception of where it is a primary duty to use these tools to do your job. Existing policies covering employee behavior on acceptable personal usage can be found in ADM 7800.11A, Personal Use of Agency Office Equipment, CIO 2104.1, IT General Rules of Behavior, and CCHCO 9751.1, Maintaining Discipline.

i. Ensure use complies with applicable mandates, such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, IT Security Policy, and the Federal Records Act. The GSA Social Media Guide provides greater detail on applicable mandates.

6. Labor management relations responsibilities. Implementation of this order with respect to employees represented by a labor organization is contingent upon completion of appropriate labor relations obligations.

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Casey Coleman

Chief Information Officer

print Last Reviewed 2017-08-14