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|
NOTE: Large files will require extended time to download.
- Webinar recording: Gearing Up for the 2012 Election Season: What You Need to Know About the Hatch Act and Social Media (WMV, 56.5 MB, 1 hour, 24 minutes, April 2012)
- Presentation slides: Gearing Up for the 2012 Election Season: What Every Federal Employee Needs to Know (PDF, 782 KB, 28 pages, April 2012)
- Transcript: Hatch Act: Dos and Don'ts for Feds on Social Media (PDF, 47 KB, 14 pages, April 2012)
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.