USPS: Employees must protect personal information

October 7, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees to not reveal personally identifiable information to co-workers who don’t need to know that information. The Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits sharing most personal information with anyone at all, unless one of the law’s exceptions applies. The act’s “need to know” exception allows personal information to…

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USPS OIG: Management mishandled Personally Identifiable Information for Veterans

Introduction During the Peak Season Hiring audit (Project Number 20-316), we found that the U.S. Postal Service mishandled personally identifiable information (PII) for veteran employees on an internal system. The purpose of this management alert is to bring these issues to management’s attention and make recommendations for corrective action. PII is any information about an…

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USPS: Employees must follow Privacy Act

The Postal Service collects various types of personally identifiable information about customers, employees and businesses in order to carry out its mission. USPS employees and contractors have a legal and ethical obligation to hold personal information in confidence and protect it from unauthorized disclosure and misuse. Under the federal Privacy Act of 1974, you must…

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NARFE: Retiree Records Not Compromised In Security Breach

Statement of NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Following the OPM Security Breach “Last evening, I was informed directly by an official of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that the personnel records, including personally identifiable information (PII), of four million current and former federal employees were exposed to a cyberattack. NARFE is staying in close…

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