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: 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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USPS: Disclosure of customers’ address information

The Postal Service wants you to understand the federal law that governs the disclosure of customers’ address information. Postmasters frequently receive requests for change of address and PO Box holder information. The Privacy Act of 1974 allows federal agencies to disclose information protected under the law without the written consent of the individual in limited…

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OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

Network intruders compromised health information on current and former U.S. Postal Service employees who filed for workers’ compensation, USPS officials say. The files were accessed during a previously reported September cyber intrusion that netted the Social Security numbers of about 800,000 USPS employees. Details of the health data breach are just now being revealed for the first time….

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