By Resa LaRu Kirkland
|Looking more and more troll-like|
In addition to my part time position in the Utah Guard, I’m a full time civilian employee of DoD and am among those who have been furloughed this week. I went into work anyway this morning to check on some things and saw this email from the President (below). I was stunned. I have been doing this for a long time and have never seen our communication system usurped like this. I filed a formal complaint with the IG (also below), but do not expect anything to come of that. I feel compelled to do more. There are some things I can’t do because they would involve misusing official networks and equipment, which is what the President did only I wouldn’t get away with it like he probably will. I think it could do some good if a group of us furloughed employees could make it known that we are not buying it. That would really undermine the narrative that those guys are trying to sell. I don’t have a Facebook page, a twitter account, or a blog and have never wished that I did. I can’t stand to just sit still for this.That’s the story. Any thoughts?
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Please be advised, during the furlough period, non-excepted employees will no longer be permitted to utilize SBA email or other federal resources. Please know that use of federal resources while on furlough status is prohibited by law and is considered a criminal offense. Employees must NOT represent the agency in any formal or informal capacity.
1. May an employee volunteer to do his or her job on a nonpay basis during a shutdown furlough?
A. No. Unless otherwise authorized by law, an agency may not accept the voluntary services of an employee. (See 31 U.S.C. 1342.) [Link added]
One question, though: why would Pres Tantrum send out a letter (illegally) to all furloughed workers if he knew it was going to be illegal for them to read it? What would be the point of doing it immediately, on October 1st, if they wouldn't be able to read it until they got back to work? How is it possible a "lawyer" would do so many irrational and against-law actions? If not ignorance (unacceptable!) then that leaves only criminal, utter lawlessness...AGAIN!
Tick Tock, you Gadianton Robber...you feel that?
Can you hear the people sing, Singing the song of angry men.
It is the music of a people who will NOT be slaves again...