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Tue Dec 28 2021 10:13:07

USPS Warns Workers Not to Speak on Its Behalf

By: Ina Steiner

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The USPS warned workers not to speak on its behalf: before employees establish online accounts that represent the Postal Service, they must obtain permission.

That doesn't mean postal workers can't have social media accounts, the USPS noted, but if they do, workers must note in their account profiles that they don't speak on behalf of the USPS.

While it didn't say so, the USPS may be concerned about leaks. Last year, employees exposed the controversial plan the new Postmaster General was rolling out in stealth mode that was reportedly slowing down mail delivery. 

The revelation was a game-change and helped bring accountability to the US Postal Service.

But the message in Monday's USPS post to employees also indicates concern about possible consumer confusion from sites that falsely claim to represent the USPS: "The social media team conducts routine audits of sites that claim to represent the Postal Service. Unverified sites are routinely removed."

The USPS clarified that it currently has six official social media accounts: two on Twitter and one each on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

It also has USPS Careers accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for news about hiring, and a Facebook page to keep retirees informed about issues pertaining to health, benefits and wellness. In addition, the Postal Inspection Service has several social media accounts.

Clearly it's important to remain skeptical about any information published online - or anywhere, for that matter. But it's also clear that employees who speak out about issues of concern can make a difference.



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by: terry55 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Dec 28 11:12:55 2021

Postal workers have no idea what the USPS is doing, back when they change 1st class to zone rated my post master actually argued with me that it was false lol

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by: LDWCallsOut This user has validated their user name.

Tue Dec 28 11:51:17 2021

Opening accounts that seem to represent the USPS, and communicating as yourself about possible issues as an employee, are two different things.  

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by: AddyUp This user has validated their user name.

Tue Dec 28 12:29:59 2021

Seems like they could do with more than a few whistleblowers to help keep the postmaster general honest.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Tue Dec 28 13:01:00 2021

Like terry55 above, I also had an argument with the Postmaster of my branch when a new rule went into effect that apparently the post offices weren't informed of.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Tue Dec 28 13:38:52 2021

So....Communism infiltrates further.......

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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Tue Dec 28 18:48:57 2021

The USPS isn’t faceless, it’s an organization of people.  Granted, people with a bit higher tolerance for taking it up the wazoo than most, but for that, no more or less likely to have folks that fail to keep current with their inbox.  

It doesn’t help either, when they work for a place where the only thing consistent is change.  All that aside though, it is not that unusual that the guy WITH the ‘authority’ isn’t always THE authority in the break room, is it?  Or that credentials do not convey knowledge?

One thing they do convey though, is accountability.  They no doubt do need to do better at that.

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by: Geetar This user has validated their user name.

Wed Dec 29 18:15:15 2021

This postmaster is an idiot. He needs to go. He undermined the postal system's abilities to deliver in a timely manner. and purposefully, and secretly. He has to go. Period.  

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by: leavingNY This user has validated their user name.

Thu Dec 30 04:40:30 2021

Our country and government is going to communism tatics now. They hide all they are doing and run misinformation campaigns to make the public think they are doing everything right for the public. Meanwhile if any employee or whistlelower speaks out, they are fired or jailed for speaking out. This in turn teaches a lesson to all those who want to speak out against what ever wrong they are doing. Just think about all the government lies on covid we were told and proven to not be true. We are being lied to constantly about what we are actually seeing and experiencing in real life. Only the stupid brainwashed people will belive them. Liars cannot be trusted. We are being set up to fail. Speaking of communism..... Facebook, twitter, instagram is being run by people who sensor and cancel you. I got off these platforms 2 years ago when I realized they are OK with manipulating the voting of American citizens. They hide important information and promote misinformation (LIES) that goes along with the democrat narrative only. Why any self respecting American will put up with that is due to these platforms making you addicted to them. They worked in coordination with democrats to rigg an election. See Molly Hemmingways book which explains what Zuckerburg did to rigg the 2020 election. Now we are stuck with an administration who is destroying our country and weaponizing the FBI and CIA and DOD against their political enemys.  

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by: cillianred This user has validated their user name.

Thu Dec 30 10:29:00 2021

"Just think about all the government lies on covid we were told and proven to not be true."

Yes, that happened consistently in 2020 under the previous administration with the last whopper being that Covid would disappear after the election.

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by: Gumball This user has validated their user name.

Thu Dec 30 16:52:59 2021

Facebook ran thousands of ads claiming they were the US Post Office, and selling Christmas stamps at a discount price. I doubt anyone got any stamps for their money. I imagine there are or will be thousands of complaints of fraud being turned in to the Post Office.  Paypal does not back up any items sold on Facebook, and probably other payment processors do that as well. That says a lot for the glitzy ads for items ran on Facebook. You can report the ads, and Facebook will tell they agree it is a scam, but they do not take the ads down. When you realize that all those hundreds of millions of American dollars for bogus items, go out of country, you begin to see the massive amount of fraud that Facebook, and others sites turn their back on. I think the government ought to make venue sites responsible for the cost of fraud they allow on their sites.  



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