Who’s in Charge of the US Postal Service?

The Postal Service’s Inspector General said the agency violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from working for or against a political candidate during election season.

The Inspector General found that the agency had gradually created an institutional bias in favor of candidates who are backed by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

What’s interesting is that the evidence suggests not that the USPS targeted specific candidates for favoritism, but that the agency appeared to be looking to bring about good will with the unions.

The issue is not so much that workers canvassed for a political candidate but that requests for leave were granted over the objections of USPS managers who were fearful of being left understaffed (for the purpose of engendering such good will) and that the granted requests appeared to be about the union manipulating the agency toward its political ends.

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

You must be Logged in to post a comment.