Borrowing Postal Funds

Is it worth your postal career?

  • Borrowing money from a cash drawer and repaying it at a later date is a misuse of government property.
  • Likewise, taking cash from the sale of a money order, and reporting the sale of the money order at a later date when you are able to pay it back is also a misuse of government property.
  • The Inspector General’s audits routinely uncover this type of conduct, and employees involved are often removed.

Keeping cash in the drawer and not in your pocket is smart business – for the Postal Service and for you.

Contact the Ethics Office (ethics.help@usps.gov) for more guidance.