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No outside work allowed while on clock

USPS employees aren’t permitted to do work for another employer on the Postal Service’s time.

The Postal Service is reminding employees not to perform work for an outside employer or for a side business while on duty.

Doing so violates the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch, which applies to postal employees.

USPS employees also cannot use postal equipment to perform outside work.

“Our customers expect us to use postal time and property for postal business,” said Natalie Bonanno, the USPS acting associate general counsel. “Maintaining the public’s trust is absolutely essential to driving positive business results.”

For further guidance, send an email to the USPS Ethics Office at

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