Elected Moderators generally control the Meta content that is featured on their sites (with the exception of Meta Stack Exchange, due to the network-wide reach of posts featured there) through the usage of the featured tag, but Community Managers may step in to unfeature or feature things too. What are the guidelines around that?
CMs will work with moderators to remove problematic content if there is a concern about a specific post. The guidance is as follows:
Do not feature posts singling out users by username (or real name) without their express consent. Take special care with question titles. Posts that are about or name someone and don't have that person's prior consent will be unfeatured by Mods, or CMs when the Mods do not.
Posts that are or become overly antagonistic, or that draw out disruptive behavior or discussion will be reviewed to see if the cause of concern can be removed. If not, the post will be unfeatured by Mods or CMs.
In either case CMs will work with Moderators first before unfeaturing and should it be necessary to get a post removed from the featured list sooner than it would naturally age out of the cache, moderators can request help from the CMs to do so.
This policy was implemented after two rounds of feedback with the moderator team. The prior rule that moderator resignation posts could only be featured for 24 hours has been rescinded.