APS social media rights and responsibilities

Like so many other Australians, Commonwealth public servants use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share their opinions online in the form of comments and reviews.

But for APS employees making comments about public and political issues is an area of growing uncertainty.

In some circumstances, APS agencies have sought to shutdown the rights of public servants to comment on public or political issues on social media forums.

Have your say about your social media rights and responsibilities

The APSC is now reviewing its social media advice to APS agencies and calling for feedback from employees.

The CPSU will be making a submission to the review calling for changes to the current policy. We believe that APS employees should have the right to participate in a respectful public debate and that’s what we will be telling the APSC.

Make a submission with the APSC today. Submissions are due 30 November.