APWU Prevails on Management Court Challenge to Union Leave for Political Activity

April 24, 2021 In August of 2018, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg struck down the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of changes to ELM Section 510 and to PS-Form 3971 regarding union leave for political activity such as in relation to voter registration and get out the votes efforts. The changes required employees taking Leave Without Pay (LWOP)…

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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 prohibitions

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the Hatch Act’s rules regarding participation in political activities. 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 the law,…

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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: 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 Employees reminded of Hatch Act rules – No endorsements

The Postal Service wants employees to know 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 a federal vehicle. Under the…

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USPS: Employees reminded of electioneering rules

USPS wants employees to remember the following electioneering activities are prohibited on Postal Service property: Ballot boxes. These boxes should never be displayed or collected in Post Office retail lobbies or other locations. Non-USPS fliers, pamphlets and unauthorized literature. This includes partisan materials, such as the depositing, posting or displaying of materials that could be…

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