A new policy from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) allows agency employees to speak publically about their work without official approval. Under the new policy, employees are able to speak publically about issues related to their work, as well as give their personal opinion on matters related to the agency’s business.

The policy does require employees to first report all interview requests to the External Affairs Office. If External Affairs Office decides that the employee cannot respond officially, the employee would still be able to speak as an individual in a non-official capacity.


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