Protecting USPS from insider threats

Postal Service employees and contractors can play a vital role in protecting the organization by identifying potential insider threats. An insider threat occurs when an individual — such as an employee, contractor or vendor — intentionally or unintentionally misuses his or her access to an organization’s resources to steal information or disrupt operations. Here are…

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US Postal Inspection Service accepting applications

The Postal Inspection Service is hiring. The agency will accept applications for postal inspector positions from Monday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. CST through Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. CST. Only USPS career employees can apply to this announcement. Postal inspectors are federal agents who enforce laws that defend the nation’s mail system from…

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Suspicious packages arrest: PMG praises employees, law enforcement

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is praising USPS and Postal Inspection Service employees and calling for continued vigilance following the Oct. 26 arrest of a suspect in connection with the suspicious packages sent to high-profile figures this week. Brennan issued the following statement: Over the past week, the men and women of the U.S. Postal…

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USPS: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

To mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is once again reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically using firearms. Active shooters…

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USPS: 5 facts about the Postal Inspection Service

The Postal Inspection Service marked its 243rd birthday last week. Here are five facts about the organization and its employees. The Inspection Service is one of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agencies. The organization traces its roots to Aug. 7, 1775, the earliest recorded date that William Goddard served as the first surveyor of post…

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Senator McCaskill Seeks Answers on USPS Funded TV Crime Drama

Senator requests details from USPS about their sponsorship of the weekly Saturday morning TV show, ‘The Inspectors’ Press Release – December 14, 2017 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding to know how and why the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsors a weekly TV show on CBS. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver…

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USPS: Inspectors offer holiday safety tips to letter carriers

The Postal Inspection Service is offering letter carriers and other employees some safety tips for the holiday delivery season:  Avoid becoming a target. Don’t display mobile phones or other electronic devices while on your route. Avoid wearing jewelry and minimize the amount of cash you carry.  Stay alert. Don’t wear headphones so you can hear…

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USPS: Inspection Service accepting applications

The Postal Inspection Service needs your help to protect customers from crimes involving the U.S. Mail. If you’re up for the challenge, apply to become a postal inspector from Monday, June 19, at 9 a.m. CDT through Saturday, June 24, at 9 a.m. CDT. Inspectors are federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction in all…

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