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Secret Service Adopts Policy Against Excessive Drinking

Friday, October 5th, 2012

white houseIn the wake of the worst scandal in Secret Service history, the Secret Service has formally adopted new rules against excessive drinking and sharing work-related information on social networking sites. Five months ago, more than a dozen Secret Service agents were accused of taking prostitutes to their hotel rooms and drinking excessively. According to the Washington Post, agents are now prohibited from drinking within 10 hours of reporting for duty and are not allowed to consume alcohol at the hotel where the protected person is staying. “Alcohol may only be consumed in moderate amounts while off-duty,” the policy says further. At the time of the scandal, agents noted that they were not breaking any written rules by engaging in drunken parties during their off-duty hours. The Secret Service officials say that the new rules merely codify the unwritten rules of working in the Secret Service.

Source: Washington Post Secret Service has new policies banning excessive drinking, social media misuse

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