Political Activity and Social Media

Your Personal Smart Phone? It’s Still Political Activity.

  • The Hatch Act prohibits a Postal Service employee from using his or her personal email account or social media account to engage in political activity while on duty, in a postal building or room, while wearing a uniform or insignia, or while in a postal vehicle.
  • Even when you’re on a break and using your own device, you may be violating the law.

Political activity in these settings can offend our customers and undermine the public’s trust in the Postal Service.

Keeping political activity in its place is smart business.

Contact the Ethics Office (ethics.help@usps.gov) for more information about the Hatch Act.