USPS: Employees should follow rules while on-the-clock

September 10, 2021 The Postal Service wants to remind employees of the rules related to misuse of time, including what your obligations are while on duty. Federal regulations require USPS employees to use their on-the-clock time in an honest effort to perform their official duties. Generally, personal activities should not be conducted during duty hours….

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USPS: Don’t disclose commercial information

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the importance of protecting commercial information. Any employee might be asked to disclose commercial information to someone outside of the organization. Although requests for this kind of information are usually sent under the Freedom of Information Act, they can also come directly from other people, such as a…

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USPS: Reminder offered on holiday gift exchanges

The Postal Service is reminding employees to proceed with caution when exchanging gifts. Generally, an employee shouldn’t give a gift to a manager or higher-paid colleague. Likewise, a gift shouldn’t be accepted from a subordinate or lower-paid employee. There are exceptions. For example, a non-cash gift worth $10 or less to a manager on birthdays,…

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USPS: Employees must honor public’s trust

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they aren’t permitted to misuse their position. This means employees cannot: Misuse their title or authority to further any private interest of their own Misuse government information that isn’t readily available to the public for any unauthorized purposes Misuse government property — such as computers, laptops, printers and…

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Whistleblower Day Celebrated by U.S. Senate and 3 Federal Agencies

Washington, D.C. July 29, 2016. The National Whistleblower Center commends the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, the Office of Special Counsel and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for being the first three federal executive agencies to recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. The Agencies plan to hold a joint event at…

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Some charitable solicitation activities are prohibited on postal property

Reminder: Charitable solicitation and sales activities not affiliated with the Postal Service are not allowed on USPS property. Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) activities is the only form of charitable fundraising permitted on postal property. Managers should not allow other on-site charitable or promotional activities by non-postal organizations, including mail or telephone solicitation directed to employees….

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USPS: Hatch Act updates affect postal employees

The Postal Service reminds employees that they must follow rules established by the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits federal workers from engaging in some political activities.  The main point of the Hatch Act is to prevent federal employees from using their positions to unduly influence elections. Under the law, employees can register to vote…

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USPS: Are you on the bucket list?

The Postal Service’s ethics office is hearing from a lot of employees who have questions about the ALS ice bucket challenge. The challenge involves people dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and then encouraging others to do the same or make a…

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