If it’s non-postal, attending virtual events could be a no-no

The USPS Ethics Office is providing guidance for Postal Service employees on participating in virtual events held by other organizations. Many such events are being conducted over video or audioconferencing platforms rather than in person because of the coronavirus pandemic. A virtual event is a gift if it has monetary value. If a virtual event’s…

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USPS: New posters promote ethical behavior

The Postal Service has created two posters to remind employees of the importance of on-the-job ethical behavior. The first poster reminds workers to reliably deliver the mail, while the second poster focuses on the proper use of postal property. Both 11-by-17-inch posters will be mailed to USPS facilities in January and should be displayed on…

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USPS: Reminder about holiday gift giving, receiving

With the holiday season underway, the USPS Ethics Office wants to remind employees about the rules regarding gifts. Employees may not accept gifts from contractors, vendors, suppliers or customers. Employees also may not accept gifts given to them because of their Postal Service positions. Here are some guidelines about gifts from outside sources: • An…

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USPS: Employees reminded about Hatch Act rules

Now that Election Day has passed, the Postal Service is providing employees an update on the rules surrounding political activities under the Hatch Act. Under the law, political activities are defined as those directed toward the success or failure of a political party, partisan political group or candidate for partisan political office. Since the election…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act guidelines

The Postal Service is continuing to remind employees of the rules surrounding political activity under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Under…

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USPS: Some partisan political activities allowed for employees

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 political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act prohibitions

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the Hatch Act’s rules regarding participation in political activities. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Under the law,…

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USPS Reminder: Hatch Act prohibits endorsements

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, or while inside…

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