Postal Bulletin highlights protecting USPS Networks from personal devices

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware. At the U.S. Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important charging…

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USPS OIG Report: Release of Personnel Information

Objective This report responds to two congressional requests. One request came from Sen. Thomas Carper and another was a joint request from Reps. Elijah E. Cummings and Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member and Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively. Their requests asked for an investigation into the Postal Service’s…

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Has USPS ever released your personal information without your permission?

Project Title: Controls over Dissemination of Personnel Information Start Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: October 2018 On August 28, 2018, the New York Times published an article reporting that the Postal Service released the full, unredacted federal security clearance application of former Postal Inspector Abigail Spanberger. The Postal Service released this…

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USPS: Credit-monitoring deadline – Sign up by March 31 for free service

The deadline for employees to sign up for the free credit-monitoring service offered by the Postal Service is Wednesday, March 31. Employees are encouraged to register for the service, which USPS offered following a cyber intrusion into some postal information systems last year. After the incident, USPS mailed employees letters containing an activation code for…

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Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

By Chris Halsne – March 11, 2015 DENVER — Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared. FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed…

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Web Cam Grievance Help

Attached are three arbitration cases to help fight the improper installation of web cams. Memphis Region National Business Agent (NBA) Billy Woods did an excellent job in two of these awards and sent me his opening in arbitration to share. NBA Dennis Taff was successful in the third case on the use of cameras. Greenville…

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The dead letter office endures in the digital age

By James Eli Shiffer – February 23, 2015 My Sunday column described the contrast between the government’s lawful ability to snoop in our email, and how hard the government makes it for us to read its email. It also provided me an opportunity to write about the dead letter office, old and new. Read more: …

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The U.S. Postal Service Is Our Solution to the Sony Cyberattacks – Send a Letter. It’s Safer.

By Susan Milligan – December 23, 2014 The North Korea cyberattack that exposed Sony’s private communications – and the response that messed with the rogue state’s Internet – is what modern warfare looks like. But it brings to mind a less-modern – and much maligned – form of communication: the U.S. Postal Service. People, stop…

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