Postal vehicle ethics: Penalties stiff for unauthorized use

February 1, 2023 Postal Service vehicles should be used for one purpose only: official, authorized business. Postal employees should not use a postal vehicle for any unauthorized personal uses, like commuting between work and home, running a personal errand or to do work for a second job. Email etravelhelp@usps.gov with any questions about use of…

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USPS: There are rules for giving, receiving gifts

November 30, 2022 The USPS Ethics Office wants to remind employees of the rules on the giving and receiving of holiday gifts, whether from colleagues or outside sources. Gifts between employees An employee may give their manager a noncash gift valued at $10 or less. Managers have no limits on what they can give their…

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USPS: Hatch Act bans endorsements

October 28, 2022 Like it does every election season, the Postal Service is reminding employees about the Hatch Act’s rules on misusing their government positions. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property,…

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USPS: Hatch Act curbs some workplace talk

October 11, 2022 The Postal Service wants to remind employees about the Hatch Act’s rules on political conversations on the job. The Hatch Act prohibits postal employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, in a postal building, while wearing a postal uniform or badge or while in a postal vehicle. Political activity…

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USPS: Hatch Act allows postal employees to engage in some political activities

September 16, 2022 The Postal Service is offering employees another reminder about the rules for participating in political activities under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in certain political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or…

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USPS: Follow ethics rules and policies on charitable fundraising in the workplace.

August 18, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that ethics rules and USPS policies restrict charitable fundraising in the workplace. Fundraising at work is only allowed if it is part of the Combined Federal Campaign — the federal government’s official workplace giving effort — that usually runs from September through January. Common examples of…

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USPS: Ethics Awareness Week – Aug. 15-19

August 12, 2022 The Postal Service is holding Ethics Awareness Week from Aug. 15-19 to educate employees about the importance of conducting themselves with integrity. Postal employees hold positions of public trust. The organization is routinely voted as the most trusted government organization. “Losing the public’s trust affects the business because postal customers have the…

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USPS: Employees can’t get paid for speaking, writing or teaching

August 1, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that there are rules that govern speaking, writing or teaching about the organization or their official duties. It is important for the Postal Service to present a single, united message to the public. While employed at USPS, employees are prohibited from: • Profiting off postal information…

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