USPS: Watch out for coronavirus scams

If you’re a Postal Service employee, watch out for scams that attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic to con you into revealing personal information. Emergency situations are prime opportunities for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Scammers are creating websites devoted to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. These…

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USPS: Zero Tolerance policy on workplace threats and violence

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at district and area…

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USPS: Watch out for payment device tampering

The Postal Service wants employees to keep an eye out for skimmers — small, hard-to-detect devices that fraudsters place over credit card readers to steal information. USPS recently discovered a skimmer attached to a payment device at a retail site in Great Lakes Area’s Gateway District. The skimmer was placed on top of the PIN…

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USPS: Zero Tolerance Policy

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a Threat Assessment Team is available at all USPS locations — including area, district offices and Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC — to respond to…

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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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