The Hatch Act prohibits a Postal Service employee from hosting a political fundraiser, inviting anyone to a political fundraiser, or collecting contributions to a political fundraiser for a partisan political party, candidate, or group.
Don’t engage in partisan political fundraising on or off the clock at work or at home.
Media stories about postal employees violating the Hatch Act undermine the public’s trust and confidence in the Postal Service. Customers ship with us because they trust us. Maintaining the public’s trust is smart business.
All employees are responsible for identifying non-mailable hazardous materials in the mail and for removing them from the mail stream to keep mail safe.
A parcel should be handled as if it contains the contents on the markings or label. USPS employees may not remove, cross out, or obliterate markings or labels on a mailpiece, even if directed to do so by a mailer.
Each facility is required to establish at least one hazardous material (HAZMAT) staging area to provide a safe location to stage hazardous materials separate from regular mail.
Any mailpiece exhibiting characteristics of suspicious mail or leaking an unknown substance should be handled according to suspicious mail protocols (Publication 167B Response Checklist for Suspicious Mail and Unknown Powders or Substances) and by contacting the Inspection Service (1-877-876-2455).
Never allow employees to handle suspicious material.
That’s smart safety.
For additional information or guidance, contact your Safety Office.
Getting in and out of vehicles has its “do” list. Wear shoes with good support — not sandals or high heels — and not bare feet. Exit and enter facing the vehicle. Slow down and use extra caution in bad weather. Get a firm grip on rails or handles. Look for obstacles on the ground before exiting.
Following these tips will help prevent a fall that could result in injury and lost work days.
And that’s smart safety!
For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.