USPS App Claims Right to Read and Copy Employees’ Personal Phones and Computers

Brothers and Sisters,

We met with the USPS on 12/17/19 on the attached notification and the change to eRMS/eLRA. I have included the previous email sent on 10/24/19 below. We raised concern over the language that is seen by employees should they choose to use this means to report an absence/request unscheduled leave:

“All information on this computer system or mobile device to include GPS location services may be monitored, intercepted, recorded, read, copied, captured, and disclosed by and to authorized personnel for official purposes, including criminal prosecution. You have no expectations of privacy using this system or mobile device. Any authorized or unauthorized use of this computer system or mobile device signifies consent to and compliance with Postal Service policies and these terms.”

The USPS has provided us with no updated information since the meeting on 12/17/19. The information was requested again today and we have been told that at this time they cannot give us a date of expected completion as to when that language will be removed.

So once again there is great concern over this program and we advise employees to continue to use the 800 number when reporting an absence and requesting unscheduled leave.

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact me, Jimmy Waldon, or Javier Pineras.

Please share with your state and local leaders.

Lynn Pallas-Barber
Assistant Clerk Craft Director

1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Read entire email chain:

eRMS System Change (Notification No. GCCT20190322)


USPS: New method for craft employee unscheduled leave requests

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *