Hereā€™s why USPS employees should follow ethics rules (video)

April 30, 2024 The Postal Service has released a video that shows the importance of ethical behavior on the job. The video addresses three common types of ethical lapses: mail destruction, mail theft and misuse of postal property. The four-minute animated video reminds employees they have a duty to protect the sanctity of the U.S….

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Employees should follow the USPS ethics guidelines on outside activities

April 3, 2024 USPS wants employees to remember that there are rules for engaging in outside activities that conflict, or appear to conflict, with their official Postal Service duties. Under the USPS Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, employees: ā€¢ May not work in any capacity for an entity that delivers matter that could otherwise be…

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Postal Service vehicles are government property, penalties are stiff for unauthorized use

February 1, 2024 The Postal Service wants employees to remember they have a duty to conserve and protect government property ā€” including USPS vehicles. The organizationā€™s vehicles should not be used: ā€¢ To commute between home and work; ā€¢ To go on vacation; ā€¢ To transport unauthorized persons such as a child, relative or friend;…

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USPS: Ethics rules apply after leaving USPS

December 29, 2023 The Postal Service wants to remind employees that USPS ethics rules apply even after they leave the organization. Former employees and retirees may work for any new employer, but they may not: ā€¢ Use confidential, nonpublic or proprietary postal information in their new positions; ā€¢ Communicate with the Postal Service about matters…

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Postal Serviceā€™s rules for accepting gifts from co-workers and customers

December 11, 2023 The USPS Ethics and Legal Compliance Office has published the latest edition of its annualĀ Holiday Ethics GuideĀ to help employees comply with regulations. The publication explains certain guidelines that apply to receiving gifts from outside sources: ā€¢ Employees may never accept a cash or cash equivalent gift from an outside source. ā€¢ Soliciting…

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Postal Serviceā€™s rules for accepting gifts from co-workers

November 28, 2023 Itā€™s the season of giving ā€” and of ethics reminders about gift exchange among Postal Service employees. A gift is considered anything that has monetary value. Items not considered gifts include food and drink that are not part of a meal (soft drinks, doughnuts and the like) and items intended for presentation,…

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USPS: Ethics guidelines have been updated for outside employment

November 17, 2023 A federal ethics document for USPS employees was revised recently for the first time since its introduction in 1995. The revisions took effect Sept. 7. Many guidelines in theĀ Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the United States Postal ServiceĀ address outside employment and business activities. Some rules have been eased. Employees…

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USPS offers Hatch Act training reminder to nonbargaining employees

August 3, 2023 Postal Service nonbargaining employees are required to complete training on political activity and the Hatch Act by Sept. 30. The Hatch Act law prohibits federal workers ā€” including Postal Service employees ā€” from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a…

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