USPS: Follow ethics rules and policies on charitable fundraising in the workplace.

August 18, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that ethics rules and USPS policies restrict charitable fundraising in the workplace. Fundraising at work is only allowed if it is part of the Combined Federal Campaign — the federal government’s official workplace giving effort — that usually runs from September through January. Common examples of…

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USPS: Social media policy reminder

December 27, 2021 The Postal Service wants employees and contractors to remember they’re prohibited from speaking on behalf of the organization on websites, blogs and other forms of social media without permission. Under the organization’s policy, employees must receive written permission from the USPS social media and legal teams and the appropriate vice president before…

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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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