Free Travel or Lodging

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Trip

  • A Postal Service employee is prohibited from accepting free travel or lodging from an outside source.
  • Either postal funds or personal funds must be used to pay for an employee’s travel to a conference, symposium, or other event.

When you refrain from accepting prohibited gifts from an outside source, you strengthen the Postal Service’s reputation for transparency, fairness, and honesty.

And that’s smart business.

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