1. Purpose. This Order provides requirements for the use of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) social media accounts, which are only to be used for official purposes.
2. Background. Various Federal laws and regulations govern the use of social media by Federal employees in both official and personal capacities.
3. Scope and applicability. This Order applies to all GSA employees with authority to use a GSA social media account, and it includes reminders for employees to follow when using a social media account in -their personal capacity.
a. This Order also applies to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to the extent that the OIG determines it is consistent with the OIG’s independent authority under the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 3) and does not conflict with other OIG policies or the OIG mission.
b. This Order applies to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) only to the extent that it is consistent with the CBCA's requisite independence as defined by the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) and its legislative history. 41 U.S.C. §§ 7101-7109 (2012) and S. Rep. No. 95-1118 (1978).
c. The scope of this Order includes social media technologies hosted on internal Federal Government servers such as Chatter, as well as external Federal Government servers such as Facebook and Twitter.
4. Cancellation. This Order supersedes OSC 2106.2, GSA Social Media Policy.