In November, we published Your EFM Hatch Act Toolkit, with relevant information from the Hatch Act and the Foreign Affairs Manual pertaining to Eligible Family Members.
Recently (February 7, 2017), the Office of Special Counsel issued a memo with updated guidance for federal employees regarding the Hatch Act. The OSC Frequently Asked Questions section about the Hatch Act was updated accordingly.
Please note that, to our knowledge, none of this new information mentions Eligible Family Members or applies to them unless they are employed by the federal government. But we thought you should know about these updates.
The American Foreign Service Association also provides information on acceptable use of social media by federal employees here.
Everyone Foreign Service spouse should have one! Well, That Was Different shares her real-life”resumé” of accomplishments.
In the Foreign Service blogging tradition, five things to love, five things to hate about Addis Ababa as a posting.
Will dispel any general malaise. From Tabbies in Tow.
After an eventful journey, Towels Packed, Will Travel enjoys some beautiful Rwandan wildlife at a mountain lodge.
Have Orders Will Travel outlines the pros and cons of serving overseas with the Marine Security Guard Detachment that is found at every embassy and consulate.
5 Reasons to Say Yes to MSG Duty
5 Reasons to Say No to MSG Duty
What? A traditional Icelandic feast, from In-Flight Movie.
The lowdown on grocery shopping in Shanghai. From the Wanderlust Diaries.