USPS Reminder: Hatch Act prohibits endorsements

Like it does every election season, the Postal Service is reminding employees about the Hatch Act’s rules on misusing their government positions. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property, or while inside…

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OIG Report: Carrier Leave Without Pay for Union Activities

Background In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin requested the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) review a constituent’s allegation that a select group of postal carriers took leave without pay (LWOP) to participate in union political activities. This report responds to the senator’s request and reviews the use of overtime…

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Delaware GOP: Trump sign theft by postal worker caught on camera

By Amy Cherry – November 4, 2016 Sign thefts are prevalent every election season, but this time a theft caught on camera allegedly involves a federal government employee. The Delaware GOP said a homeowner installed a trail cam in a nearby tree and late Wednesday morning, after several sign thefts on his propriety. That man,…

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Slow Delivery Could Cost the Postal Service Millions This Election Season

By Eric Katz – March 18, 2016 They don’t call it snail mail for nothing, it would appear. The U.S. Postal Service could be missing out on critical revenue during the election season as it continues to deliver mail more slowly, according to a new report. The postal inspector general published a management advisory this…

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