Postal Service employees and contractors can play a vital role in protecting the organization by identifying potential insider threats.
An insider threat occurs when an individual — such as an employee, contractor or vendor — intentionally or unintentionally misuses his or her access to an organization’s resources to steal information or disrupt operations.
Here are some characteristics of insider threats:
- Excessive copying or downloading of sensitive materials
- Unexplained foreign travel
- Changes in personality or wealth
- Unauthorized off-hour work
- Misuse of organizational equipment
Employees and contractors should report suspicious insider activity to the Postal Service Insider Threat Program by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reporting will be handled confidentially.
Immediate threats to USPS personnel or equipment should be reported to the Postal Inspection Service by calling 877-876-2455 and selecting option 2.
The Insider Threat Blue page has additional information.