FYI: Updated Hatch Act Guidance from the OSC

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

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Off the beaten track in Ethiopia

Some real deal foreign service travel with Billy, Regina and kids.

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Textiles the world over

Foreign Service people the world over have the best textiles. Like the Criplomats in Mexico.

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Chinese is complicated

Well done to thebretimes.com for trying to learn the local language!

 

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Skiing for cheap in Kyrgyzstan

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Skiing in Kyrgyzstan and a live animal market from It Depends – looks like fun!

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45 1/2 Days and Counting

Short-timing in Shanghai. From The Wanderlust Diaries.

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The Walled-Off Hotel in Bethlehem

A day trip to Bethlehem. From Em in Jerusalem.

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Fun on the Jersey Shore

No, not New Jersey. Jersey the island! From Diplomatic Impunity.

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Stories of Single Parenthood in the Foreign Service

No G20 for the Wanderlust Diaries. Stories of single parenthood in the Foreign Service.

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How to Braai

Grilling in southern Africa is serious business. From Schlink Attack!

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A Trailing Spouse Resumé

Everyone Foreign Service spouse should have one! Well, That Was Different shares her real-life”resumé” of accomplishments.

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