USPS offers social media policy reminder

December 31, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, and especially during the holidays, one’s personal social media accounts can be an important way to connect. But USPS wants all workers to remember that it’s best to avoid posting images of postal workplaces online. One reason is that such photos or videos may contain information that isn’t…

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USPS: ASM Revision – Emergency Lines of Succession

Effective December 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), section 286.1, to update the emergency lines of succession in the event the Postmaster General is incapacitated from an enemy attack or other national emergency. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) 2 Audits and Investigations 28 Emergency Preparedness 286 Emergency Lines of Succession…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Patriot Day – Sept. 11

President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Friday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day, which is also known as Patriot Day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant…

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USPS: How to deal with news media inquiries

The Postal Service wants employees to follow proper procedures when interacting with the news media. If an employee is contacted by a reporter or another member of the media, the employee should refer the individual to his or her supervisor or manager. The employee can also direct the reporter to the USPS Newsroom website, which…

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USPS: Facilities must fly POW-MIA flag year-round

Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag year-round under a new federal law. The law, which took effect in November, requires prominent federal buildings, national war memorials and Post Offices to fly the flag every day that the U.S. flag is flown. Although the law only requires Post Offices to fly the…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Saturday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

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USPS: Flag notice – Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day

Flag notice. Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, facilities should raise the POW-MIA flag on the last business day before the holiday. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members…

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USPS: Flag Day is Friday, June 14

Flag Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag, is Friday, June 14. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag….

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