Federal employees

Schumer: ‘I don’t think he persuaded a soul with his talk last night’
 

Democratic leadership and union leaders highlighted furloughed federal workers at a Wednesday press conference to discuss the partial government shutdown.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer also gave their impression of President Trump’s Oval Office address from Tuesday night.

Federal Workers Get Political Guidelines for the Digital Age

Federal workers will have to keep their political opinions to themselves while they're on the clock. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images File Photo)

Federal workers wishing to blast their political views on the 2016 elections on social media are reminded that they are barred from engaging in that behavior at the workplace and during work hours, guidelines released Thursday  by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.  

The guidance goes as far as to require federal employees to leave the premises of their workplace during break times to tweet or Facebook about campaign news, even from their personal cellphones and laptops.