USPS protects employee health information

The Postal Service wants employees to know that the organization keeps their health information confidential. This includes employees who contract COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The Rehabilitation Act and the Privacy Act, two federal laws, require agencies to keep specific employee medical information confidential and to share it only in very limited…

 Continue reading

PS Form 3971 – Request for or Notification of Absence (Oct. 2017 – PDF)

This is the latest version of PS Form 3971 and it includes updated Hatch Act (partisan political activity) and Privacy Act (collection and disclosure) information statements. All earlier versions of this form are outdated and should be recycled. Click Here for the October 2017 PS Form 3971 in a “fillable” PDF

 Continue reading

USPS updates PS Form 3971

Postal Service employees who plan to take leave should use only the October 2017 version of PS Form 3971, Request for or Notification of Absence. All earlier versions of this form are outdated and should be recycled. This change took effect Nov. 1. The current PS Form 3971 forms included updated Hatch Act and Privacy…

 Continue reading

USPS OIG: Big Data, Big Questions

About 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the past 2 years alone, according to IBM. Yes, we live in the era of Big Data. Data is vital to our work as an OIG. We use data analytics – including data mining, risk assessment models, and predictive analytics –…

 Continue reading