USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act rules

USPS wants employees to follow the Hatch Act’s rules on politicking in the workplace. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits Postal Service 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. These rules apply to activities…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act social media rules

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media — even while working from home. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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…

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USPS: The do’s and don’ts about working elsewhere

The Postal Service wants to remind employees about the rules for working for an outside employer or seeking outside employment. Employees are prohibited from working for: Amazon, DHL, FedEx, UPS and other companies that deliver mailable matter, other than daily newspapers Commercial mail-receiving agencies Companies that makes uniforms or other products for the Postal Service…

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USPS: Employees still need to follow ethics rules during pandemic

The Postal Service wants employees to know that the organization’s ethics rules continue to apply during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees should remember they are prohibited from: Using their postal positions for the private gain of themselves or other persons or entities, including their friends or relatives Using postal property or work time for personal —…

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Postal employee’s Facebook posts violated Hatch Act

Remember “Travis,” the USPS employee who violated the Hatch Act by attempting to distribute signs for his favorite presidential candidate at the Post Office where he works? The Postal Service recently featured Travis — not his real name — in its campaign to educate employees about the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits federal workers…

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USPS: Employee suspended after Hatch Act violation

The Postal Service is again educating employees about the Hatch Act by providing examples of co-workers who broke the law. The Hatch Act aims to keep politics out of federal workplaces by prohibiting workers from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal…

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