Appearance of Government Sanction

Keep Personal Activities Personal

  • A Postal Service employee is prohibited from using his postal title or any authority associated with his public office in a manner that could reasonably be construed to imply the Postal Service sanctions or endorses his personal activities.
  • For example, a Postal Service employee may not appear in uniform or affix the Postal Service’s logo to a sign while participating in a rally or protest.
  • Using your postal title or authority in connection with personal activities undermines the Postal Service’s brand and may alienate customers.

Keeping your personal activities personal is smart business.

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