Groups Comment Policy

We welcome your comments, and your ideas and concerns are important to us. However, please keep in mind that Groups are moderated. We reserve the right to reject comments that do not follow our Comment Policy. Comments containing the following will not be posted:

  • Vulgar or abusive language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age or disability
  • Commercial services or products
  • Any personal or sensitive information (phone number, e-mail or postal addresses)
  • Any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates or groups
  • Any links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress or government official on legislation or appropriation
  • Any "off topic" comments - meaning comments that do not pertain to the general discussion within the group

Additional Guidelines

Official Sources of Information:'s Groups should not be regarded as a primary source for official government information or statements (not including links to content on official government Web sites). Any official statements regarding will be released by the Department of Labor's Office of Public Affairs (OPA).

Comments By Others Are Not Endorsed: does not endorse, support, sanction, encourage, guarantee or verify any information, opinions or statements posted by individuals in its Groups. Any information or material placed online, including advice or opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of, the United States Government or its third party service providers. assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information.

Comment Approval: recognizes that the Web is a 24 hours a day/7 days a week communications medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, moderating and posting comments will generally only occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as soon as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

Privacy: To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not post personal information, such as your name, Social Security number, phone number or e-mail address in the body of your comments. You have the option of posting comments anonymously, but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed in's Groups.

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