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New uniform options approved

The new uniform options include a polo shirt and trousers with a pocket on each leg.

The Postal Service has approved two new uniform items for use by city letter carriers.

The Cyberknit polo shirt and cargo-pocket trouser are designed to help carriers maintain a professional image while providing enhanced comfort, safety and utility features.

The shirt is made of 100 percent polyester performance fabric and offers moisture management technology. It is available for purchase now.

The trouser is designed with pocket openings on the side of each pant leg where scanners or other mobile devices may be stored. The new pants will be available for purchase in 2023 and will be offered in men’s and women’s designs, in both summer and winter weights.

Supervisors and managers are responsible for monitoring the uniforms worn by staff to ensure that each employee is properly attired.

To establish an employee in the uniform allowance program, managers must complete the Uniform Allowance Request Interactive Worksheet located on the Human Resources Shared Service Center Benefits’ Uniform Program page. The worksheet can be accessed on Blue and submitted electronically to the Human Resources Shared Service Center.

Installation heads should post a list of authorized uniform items for employees to review.

Chapter 9, Section 930 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual, Work Clothes and Uniforms, provides more detail on uniform requirements.