I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow before featuring a post or removing the featured tag from a post.
For example, let's say that some maintenance post is posted by a Stack Exchange employee but they forgot to feature it. So can Meta Stack Exchange moderators feature the post or should they ask the permission of the OP (i.e., the employee) before featuring it?
When a normal user (without mod privilege) tries to add the featured tag to a post, they get an error like this:
'featured' can only be used by moderators.
Do moderators get any error if they try to feature posts of staff? Like this:
'featured' can only be used by staff.
Can moderators remove the featured tag if the post (of staff) no longer needs the tag? For example, the maintenance window has ended and Planned SEDE maintenance scheduled for Oct 15, 2021 and Oct 16, 2021 15:00-17:00 UTC (11am-1pm ET) no longer requires the featured tag. So can the moderators remove the tag from the post on their own or should they take the permission of the OP (i.e., the Stack Exchange employee) to remove the tag?
Do moderators get any warnings like normal users when they try to remove the featured tag from a post of staff which is featured? Like this:
The staff tag 'featured' must be present.