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Hatch Act training reminder offered

Not sure what’s permitted under the Hatch Act? A Strategic Learning Initiatives course from the Postal Service can help.

The Postal Service recently announced its Strategic Learning Initiatives for fiscal year 2020, which include a course on employee political activity and the Hatch Act.

The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle.

Non-bargaining unit employees must complete the training by March 31 and can access the course through HERO, the Postal Service’s online learning portal.

Fiscal year 2020 ends Sept. 30.

The Ethics Blue page has more Hatch Act resources, including a Let’s Talk Politics! fact sheet. Employees who have questions can contact their local field law office or send an email to

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