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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USPS: Hatch Act rules apply to teleworking

USPS wants employees to know that the Hatch Act’s rules on politicking in the workplace also apply when working from home. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits Postal Service and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty. Under the Hatch Act, employees are “on duty” when they are in…

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USPS: Employee suspended after Hatch Act violation

The Postal Service is again educating employees about the Hatch Act by providing examples of co-workers who broke the law. The Hatch Act aims to keep politics out of federal workplaces by prohibiting workers from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal…

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USPS: Explaining Hatch Act’s 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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 activities of federal and postal…

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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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