Free Lunch from a Postal Vendor
There’s No Free Lunch
- The ethics rules generally prohibit Postal Service employees from accepting gifts from customers, suppliers or other outside sources.
- If a vendor or supplier you work with offers free lunch for you or your office, you should politely decline the offer.
- Accepting a free lunch may send the message to other suppliers or potential suppliers that a free lunch – or even more – is a requirement to get postal business.
Whenever we interact with a vendor or supplier, everything we say and do should make it clear that the only thing that matters is getting the best value for the Postal Service – that’s just smart business.
Contact the Ethics Office (email@example.com) for more information.