USPS: Employees still need to follow ethics rules during pandemic

The Postal Service wants employees to know that the organization’s ethics rules continue to apply during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees should remember they are prohibited from: Using their postal positions for the private gain of themselves or other persons or entities, including their friends or relatives Using postal property or work time for personal —…

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USPS: Hatch Act makes most politicking off limits

The 2020 presidential primary season is around the corner, and so USPS is reminding employees to follow the rules established under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property, or while…

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USPS: No endorsements – Employees can’t serve private interests

USPS wants employees to remember the rules on endorsing non-postal products, services and business endeavors. Due to the nature of the Postal Service’s business, private organizations might seek to further their interests by requesting an endorsement from a USPS employee. However, under federal ethics guidelines, these types of endorsements aren’t permitted. The rules state that…

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USPS: Knowing the rules for ethical conduct

If you’re a Postal Service employee, you’re expected to comply with the federal government’s principles and standards of ethical conduct. If this is news to you, don’t worry. USPS wants to help you understand the rules and how to follow them. Throughout 2019, the organization will educate employees about the rules, which include the 14…

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USPS: Gift-giving guidance offered for employees

Although federal ethics rules apply all year long, the Postal Service’s Ethics Office wants employees to remember that compliance is especially important during the holidays. The Ethics Office Blue page has a presentation to help employees become familiar with the rules, which are known as the standards of ethical conduct. The presentation includes the standards…

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