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Be safe while using social media

Employees should avoid sharing their Social Security numbers and other information on social media sites.
Employees should avoid sharing personal information on social media sites.

The CyberSafe at USPS team reminds employees to be aware of the personal and professional implications of sharing information on social media sites.

Here are some tips to protect yourself:

  • Be careful when sharing your location. “Geotagging” features on social media sites can let others know where you are.
  • Avoid sharing personal information — such as your full name, address, birthdate or phone number — with unknown individuals or suspicious sites.
  • Keep your connections to people you know and trust when online.

The Management Instruction: Limited Personal Use of Government Office and Information Technology guidelines explain the Postal Service’s rules for social media use while on the job.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Stop. Think. Connect. site also has social media safety tips.

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