USPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment and fostering a climate in which all employees reach their highest potential.
The Postal Service will not condone harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identification or gender stereotypes. Managers and supervisors must take appropriate steps to maintain a workplace free of threats or harassment — actual or perceived.
Everyone, not only managers and supervisors, has a role to play in reaching this goal. Employees should:
- Treat co-workers with respect and dignity.
- Examine attitudes and actions toward those with different orientations or backgrounds.
- Speak out when they witness harassment in the workplace.
USPS encourages employees to report variances from this policy to a manager at their earliest opportunity. Managers and supervisors are obligated to conduct prompt and thorough investigations of any allegation of harassment and to take corrective action when warranted.
For more information, managers and supervisors should refer to Publication 552, Managers’ Guide to Understanding Sexual Harassment.