ELM Revision: Behavior and Personal Habits
Effective August 6, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) section 665.16.
665.16 Behavior and Personal Habits
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Employees are expected to conduct themselves during and outside of working hours in a manner that reflects favorably upon the Postal Service. Although it is not the policy of the Postal Service to interfere with the private lives of employees, it does require that postal employees be honest, reliable, trustworthy, courteous, and of good character and reputation. The Federal Standards of Ethical Conduct referenced in 662.1 also contain regulations governing the off–duty behavior of postal employees. Employees must not engage in criminal, dishonest, notoriously disgraceful, immoral, or other conduct prejudicial to the Postal Service. Conviction for a violation of any criminal statute may be grounds for disciplinary action against an employee, including removal of the employee, in addition to any other penalty imposed pursuant to statute.
Employees are expected to maintain harmonious working relationships and not to do anything that would contribute to an unpleasant working environment.
Source: ELM Revision: Behavior and Personal Habits