USPS: Employees must not misuse their postal position or time while on the clock

May 27, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that they must not misuse their postal position or their time while on the clock. Here are some rules to follow: • Don’t use your postal title or authority to benefit yourself or your acquaintances. This includes endorsing nonpostal businesses, organizations or other entities. • Don’t…

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All USPS employees have a responsibility to protect the sanctity of the mail

April 28, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding all employees of their duty to protect the sanctity of the mail and to treat each piece of mail with care. The public relies on the organization to deliver important items such as gifts for loved ones, medications, election ballots and utility bill payments. When customers entrust…

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USPS: Hatch Act Rules – Federal law applies to social media

April 18, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here’s a quick recap of the law: • The Hatch Act exists to keep politics out of federal workplaces. The law, passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of…

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USPS: There are rules when looking for extra work

April 4, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees to follow the organization’s ethics rules when considering outside employment. Employees can look for a second job with most companies — including those that do business with USPS. There are a few prohibited outside employers. For example, employees cannot seek second jobs with FedEx and UPS,…

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USPS: Nonbargaining employees must complete Hatch Act training

The Postal Service’s nonbargaining employees must complete a course on political activity and the Hatch Act by March 31. The Hatch Act is a law prohibiting postal and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Nonbargaining employees…

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USPS: Employees have a responsibility to protect the sanctity of the mail

January 20, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding employees that it is of the utmost importance to protect the sanctity of the mail. When people send and receive mail through USPS, they trust that their mail will be treated with respect. Damaging, delaying, tampering with or destroying mailpieces of any kind violates the sanctity of…

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USPS: Holiday ethics – Be careful about outside gifts

November 26, 2021 Now that the holiday season is here, the Postal Service wants to remind employees to be mindful of the rules concerning gifts from outside sources. Employees generally cannot accept gifts given because of the employee’s official position or from customers, vendors, suppliers, mailers, contractors, business partners, local businesses or other outside entities….

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USPS: Rules that apply to former employees

October 14, 2021 The Postal Service wants to you to know about the rules that apply to former employees. After leaving USPS, former employees may accept a new job with any employer. Depending on what their postal duties were, they may be prohibited from interacting with their former postal colleagues for a certain time period….

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