NPMHU: USPS Challenge to National Arbitration Decision on Hatch Act and LWOP is Dismissed

April 26, 2021 Back in August 2018, we circulated a copy of the National Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg on August 6, 2018 in a case concerning the use of Union LWOP for political activities under the National Agreement. The matter was heard in June 2018, briefed in July 2018, and decided in…

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USPS: Regulatory Compliance Training program

Two of the seven training courses that Postal Service employees are required to complete each year are now available. The courses are part of the organization’s Regulatory Compliance Training program, which was previously known as Strategic Learning Initiatives. The training is intended to help USPS achieve its objectives and satisfy compliance with legal requirements. The…

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USPS: Employees reminded about Hatch Act rules

Now that Election Day has passed, the Postal Service is providing employees an update on the rules surrounding political activities under the Hatch Act. Under the law, political activities are defined as those directed toward the success or failure of a political party, partisan political group or candidate for partisan political office. Since the election…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act guidelines

The Postal Service is continuing to remind employees of the rules surrounding political activity under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Under…

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USPS: Some partisan political activities allowed for employees

The Postal Service is offering employees another reminder about the rules for participating in political activities under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal…

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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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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act rules

USPS wants employees to follow the Hatch Act’s rules on politicking in the workplace. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits Postal Service and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. These rules apply to activities…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act social media rules

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media — even while working from home. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here’s a quick recap of the law: The Hatch Act exists to keep politics out of federal workplaces. The law, passed in 1939, limits certain political…

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