USPS: Former employees have rules for new jobs

June 8, 2022 The Postal Service wants you to know about the rules that apply to retirees and other former employees. After leaving USPS, former employees may accept a new job with any employer. Depending on what their postal duties were, they may be prohibited from interacting with the Postal Service for a certain time…

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USPS: Employees must not misuse their postal position or time while on the clock

May 27, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that they must not misuse their postal position or their time while on the clock. Here are some rules to follow: • Don’t use your postal title or authority to benefit yourself or your acquaintances. This includes endorsing nonpostal businesses, organizations or other entities. • Don’t…

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All USPS employees have a responsibility to protect the sanctity of the mail

April 28, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding all employees of their duty to protect the sanctity of the mail and to treat each piece of mail with care. The public relies on the organization to deliver important items such as gifts for loved ones, medications, election ballots and utility bill payments. When customers entrust…

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USPS: Employees must protect personal information

October 7, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees to not reveal personally identifiable information to co-workers who don’t need to know that information. The Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits sharing most personal information with anyone at all, unless one of the law’s exceptions applies. The act’s “need to know” exception allows personal information to…

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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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