2022ET2-157outsidepayforpostalduties

Outside Pay for Postal Duties

We’re Paying You For That

  • A criminal law prohibits a Postal Service employee from receiving compensation from an outside source for doing his or her postal job.
  • For example, if your job is to give presentations about the Postal Service’s scanning capabilities, you may not accept compensation from a customer for making a presentation about the Postal Service’s scanning capabilities. The Postal Service is already paying you for that.

When you decline payment from an outside source for performing your postal job duties, you maintain the Postal Service’s reputation and avoid criminal liability.

That’s smart business for the Postal Service and for you.

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