Hatch Act: Dos and Don'ts for Feds on Social Media

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Presenter: Leslie J. Gogan, Hatch Act Unit, Office of Special Counsel 

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Can I blog about my political position while I telework from home? Can I follow special interest groups and tweet about their activity? Can I friend or “like” a political candidate or group on Facebook?

Before you tweet, update Facebook or follow any political activity or person, you’ll want to attend our next New Media Talk on the Hatch Act.  What is the Hatch Act?  It’s a law that limits political activities of federal employees.

What You'll Learn

This webinar will teach you:

  • What the Hatch Act is
  • Who is covered by the Hatch Act
  • What restrictions apply to federal employees
  • Why Congress enacted the Hatch Act
  • What the penalties are for committing a Hatch Act violation

About the Presenter

Leslie J. Gogan is an attorney in the Office of Special Counsel's Hatch Act Unit, where she has worked since 2008.

Before moving to the public sector, Leslie spent five years in private practice where she represented a broad base of clients ranging from large international corporations to local businesses and individual physicians working in their local communities.  She also assisted clients at mediation and was a member of various class action defense teams.  

Leslie is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Illinois, and is an alumna of Ohio University.


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