I’m a civil servant: should I post that update?

encourage criminality?

YES

from

G O U P f A w

NO
suggest you’re unable or unwilling to implement the organisation’s policy?

YES

NO YES

make a politician less likely to believe you can serve them impartially?

NO
risk the safety, security or personal privacy of others?

YES

NO YES

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No way, brother!

diminish the reputation of the organisation or its staff to the mind of a reasonable person?

NO
reveal a secret or break an embargo on information?

YES YES Sleep on it or try asking a sensible colleague

NO

make you come across as bitter, nasty, rude, boastful or otherwise unpleasant?

NO
still worry you?

YES

NO

helpful technology

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Go for it, citizen!
This is not official guidance: to be safe, follow the guidance issued by the Cabinet Office and your own organisation.

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