USPS Will Address Hatch Act Issues

Regarding your editorial “How the Post Office Delivered for Hillary” (Aug. 26) highlighting Hatch Act violations by the U.S. Postal Service: This issue has been addressed by Congress and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Postal Service has fully committed to addressing the issue and to correcting the problem. Furthermore, although the OSC […]

Wisconsin letter carrier to testify at Senate Hearing on political campaigning by postal workers

7/19/17 Timm Kopp is a letter carrier from Marshfield and a whistle-blower who will take center stage Wednesday in Washington, D.C., at a hearing on political campaigning by postal workers. Kopp’s complained that certain postal workers were taking leave without pay to work for union political campaigns and that the absences caused operational problems. That prompted an […]

Postal Workers Campaign Activity while on Leave under Investigation is posting this non-story to highlight the length right-wing websites will go to attack Postal and Federal Workers Media Trackers has learned that an investigation is underway into U.S. Postal Service employees at two central Wisconsin post offices who were given leaves of absence to campaign for Democratic candidates Russ Feingold for Senate and […]

Postal Worker Told to Remove Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Sign

Sept. 19 — A sign that said “Make America Great Again”—the slogan for Republican Donald Trump’s campaign for president—has been removed from a post office in Colorado after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel contacted the facility’s postmaster, the OSC said. The OSC told the postmaster that the sign’s display by an employee violated the […]

Donald Trump bumper sticker lands postal worker in hot water

3/8/2016 Leola, PA – The 23-year-old Quarryville resident Tomas Strouhal put a Trump bumper sticker on his 2003 Chrysler Sebring and hung up a newspaper clipping inside his locker at the Leola post office, where he works. But Strouhal’s employer took issue with them. Citing the Hatch Act, which governs political activity by federal employees, […]

Restrictions on Political Activities for Mail Handlers and Other Postal Employees

With the 2014 mid-term Congressional elections approaching, all NPMHU representatives must remain cognizant of the restrictions on political activities that are imposed by the Hatch Act.  Thanks to changes that were first enacted in 1993, postal and federal employees are allowed to participate in a wide range of political activities.  Some activities r

Illinois Postal Worker fired for violating Hatch Act

17- year Mail Handler in Carol Stream, Illinois ignored warning to drop out of campaign for Congress The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently resolved two Hatch Act complaints resulting in significant disciplinary action against federal employees for violating the Act. In both cases, the federal agencies involved referred the matters to OSC and […]

USPS to Postal Employees: Election season is coming; get to know the Hatch Act

Not at the office During the upcoming election season, remember to review provisions of the Hatch Act. It applies to all postal employees — including telecommuters. The Hatch Act prohibits employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, in any government office, wearing an official uniform or using a government vehicle. That means no […]

USPS: Certain Photos Of Obama Or Romney Not Allowed In Workplace

HATCH ACT PROHIBITION: CERTAIN IMAGES NOT ALLOWED IN WORKPLACE If you have a photo in your workspace of a candidate for president of the United States, you may be violating federal law. The Hatch Act prohibits postal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty in any government office, while wearing an official uniform […]