USPS: Employees should follow rules while on-the-clock

September 10, 2021 The Postal Service wants to remind employees of the rules related to misuse of time, including what your obligations are while on duty. Federal regulations require USPS employees to use their on-the-clock time in an honest effort to perform their official duties. Generally, personal activities should not be conducted during duty hours….

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USPS: Employees must follow rules on using postal property

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they may not use USPS property for any unauthorized purpose. Misusing USPS property violates the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch, which applies to all postal employees. Here are some examples of USPS property misuse: • Postal-issued cellphones. Don’t use them for outside business…

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USPS: Ethics Awareness Week – Aug. 16-22

The Postal Service will hold its first Ethics Awareness Week from Aug. 16-22, aiming to educate employees about the importance of conducting themselves with integrity. In a new video message to kick off the week, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy notes that USPS is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most trusted public institutions. “This…

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All USPS employees must protect the mail

June 30, 2021 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 and arrive safely. Damaging, delaying, tampering with or destroying mail of any kind violates the…

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USPS: Ethics rules for supplemental jobs

The Postal Service is reminding employees to follow its ethics rules when considering supplemental employment with other organizations. For instance, employees are prohibited from taking a second job with any company that manufactures uniforms or other products for USPS. Employees also cannot serve as a consultant on postal operations, programs or procedures, and they may…

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USPS: Don’t disclose commercial information

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the importance of protecting commercial information. Any employee might be asked to disclose commercial information to someone outside of the organization. Although requests for this kind of information are usually sent under the Freedom of Information Act, they can also come directly from other people, such as a…

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USPS: Employees must follow Privacy Act

The Postal Service collects various types of personally identifiable information about customers, employees and businesses in order to carry out its mission. USPS employees and contractors have a legal and ethical obligation to hold personal information in confidence and protect it from unauthorized disclosure and misuse. Under the federal Privacy Act of 1974, you must…

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Misusing USPS property violates standards of ethical conduct

The Postal Service is reminding employees that misusing USPS property violates the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch, which applies to postal employees. Misuse occurs when employees use USPS property in an unintended and inappropriate manner. Here are some examples: • Postal-issued cellphones. Don’t use them to complete work for a…

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