EFF Sues USPS For Records About Covert Social Media Spying Program

EFF Press Release – July 27, 2021 Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and its inspection agency seeking records about a covert program to secretly comb through online posts of social media users before street protests, raising concerns about chilling the privacy…

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USPS OIG Report: Integrity of the Social Media Presence

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s social media and digital channel security posture. We also assessed whether policies are in place to protect the integrity of the Postal Service’s official social media and digital channel presence. The Postal Service uses social media to promote its brand, products, and services and to…

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Zero tolerance: USPS committed to safe workplaces

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 offers social media policy reminder

December 31, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, and especially during the holidays, one’s personal social media accounts can be an important way to connect. But USPS wants all workers to remember that it’s best to avoid posting images of postal workplaces online. One reason is that such photos or videos may contain information that isn’t…

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APWU asks Locals for information on two issues related to delayed mail

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 To: Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; NBAs <NBAs@apwu.org> Brothers and Sisters I am asking that you reach out today to some of your locals and provide information on two issues related to delayed mail. First, was there a service talk given to the employees concerning talking to the…

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USPS: How to deal with news media inquiries

The Postal Service wants employees to follow proper procedures when interacting with the news media. If an employee is contacted by a reporter or another member of the media, the employee should refer the individual to his or her supervisor or manager. The employee can also direct the reporter to the USPS Newsroom website, which…

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USPS: Social media policy reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees to avoid taking photos or videos of their workplace to share on social media, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. During this challenging time, employees may want to post images of the inside or outside of the facility where they work, and share workplace stories with friends and loved ones….

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USPS: Hallmark card giveaway aims to lift spirits

Hallmark is giving away 2 million greeting cards that customers can mail to friends and family to spread encouragement as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The company is offering a free three-card pack to help people maintain connections in a time of social distancing and self-isolation. In addition to mailing cards to loved…

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