Notice: USPS Revised Rule for Conduct on Postal Property

August 28, 2007 by
Filed under: postal, usps 

From the Federal Register:

The Postal Service is amending two provisions in title 39, Code of Federal Regulations, to correct an outdated citation to a superseded Executive Order.

Accordingly, 39 CFR parts 232 and 447 are amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 232 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 18 U.S.C. 13, 3061; 21 U.S.C. 802, 844; 39 U.S.C. 401, 403(b)(3), 404(a)(7), 1201(2).
2. Section 232.1(h)(1) is revised to read as follows:

Sec.  232.1  Conduct on postal property.

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    (h) Soliciting, electioneering, collecting debts, vending, and advertising. (1) Soliciting alms and contributions, campaigning for election to any public office, collecting private debts, soliciting and vending for commercial purposes (including, but not limited to, the vending of newspapers and other publications), displaying or distributing commercial advertising, collecting signatures on petitions, polls, or surveys (except as otherwise authorized by Postal Service regulations), are prohibited. These prohibitions do not apply to:
    (i) Commercial or nonprofit activities performed under contract with the Postal Service or pursuant to the provisions of the Randolph-Sheppard Act;
    (ii) Posting notices on bulletin boards as authorized in Sec.  243.2(a) of this chapter;
    (iii) The solicitation of Postal Service and other Federal military and civilian personnel for contributions by recognized agencies as authorized under Executive Order 12353, of March 23, 1982.
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1. The authority citation for part 233 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 39 U.S.C. 401.
2. Section 447.21(g) and the note following are revised to read as follows:

Sec.  447.21  Prohibited conduct.

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    (g) No employee while on property owned or leased by the Postal Service or the United States or while on duty, shall participate in any gambling activity, including the operation of a gambling device, in conducting or acting as an agent for a lottery or pool, in conducting a game for money or property, or in selling or purchasing a numbers slip or ticket.

see Federal Register notice


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  1. Borat on Wed, 29th Aug 2007 4:11 am
  2. Wecome to Rikers Island. Pretty soon you
    won’t be allowed to do anything. This action
    violates Federal Law and they no it. The USPS are hoping to bring back the slave era.

  3. B on Wed, 29th Aug 2007 8:51 pm
  4. shoot we r already a bunch o slaves….that’s what u get with a no strike clause……se la vie money is good but they’ll suck all the life out you….

  5. anon on Thu, 30th Aug 2007 3:32 am
  6. Borat-What federal law does it violate? Do you mean that the feds “know” it? This is a way to get employees fired for gambling just prior to football season. Guess the FEDS can solicate for Combined Federal Campaign(CFC) but we can’t solicate for the Girl’s scouts? BTW Joe-you can keep the buck you owe me, I can’t collect it now- might get fired!

    This is just “BIG BROTHER” watching you!

  7. James A. Kern on Thu, 30th Aug 2007 8:18 pm
  8. Well, what can I say? We are G-men, ain’t we? G-men are under the guv’mint’s guns and that means that they call the shots for what we do. Once the leadership at the exec board meeting at our local told us of the OIG’s actions on pegging even mild gambling, we all agreed we’d best watch ourselves and remind the rest of the membership. I can’t see them getting exercised over girl scout cookies, though….just a thought. JIM

  9. Ken on Sat, 1st Sep 2007 8:08 pm
  10. This is the reason for the new change. I wonder how supervisors and postmasters by tickets on their lunch time.

    Postal Carrier Fired for Lottery Win Signed Last Chance Agreement

    Lee Schechinger, a mail carrier from Harlan (IOWA), was fired by the Postal Service after he won $1,000 on a TouchPlay lottery machine while on duty. It was first reported that he is a Rural Carrier. But but records from the Iowa Unemployment Insurance Appeals Decisions show that Schechinger is a City Letter Carrier. The records also state that Schechinger was fired for violating a “Last Chance Agreement” issued shortly after a previous notice of removal from the Postal Service.

    For readers unfamiliar with a “Last Chance Agreement” (LCA) here’s a brief summary: A last chance settlement agreement is used when an employee is about to be discharged but instead is given a probationary period (one last chance), so that he or she may show improvement in the behavior problem which has led to the pending discharge. Normally, a LCA is signed by the employee and a union steward. If an employee violates the terms of the LCA and subsequently is discharged as a result–it is very difficult (but not impossible) to overturn in arbitration, mspb and courts . See Federal Court Overturns Letter Carrier Removal for Breach of Last Chance Agreement

  11. common sense on Wed, 5th Sep 2007 9:33 am
  12. glad my retirement is coming soon.

  13. Justme on Mon, 17th Sep 2007 10:58 pm
  14. Just what do you all think you should be allowed to do once you clock on. Any thing but the job you are being paid to do??

  15. mailhandler27-4out on Tue, 25th Sep 2007 5:12 am
  16. These “people” are sick bastards who will try to find any reason to get rid of people. They want all long term employees out of the postal service so they can hire fresh new employees to intimidate.
    Running a pool is illegal only if the person running it profits from it. They make up new rules as they go along just to try to “get” whomever they choose.
    It won’t be long now… I’m getting out ASAP>

  17. mailman on Fri, 12th Oct 2007 5:26 am
  18. When the mega was 122million supervisors got in on the pool. Oh the don’t wear postal uniforms. welcome to the new era of slavery. Do as I say not as I do. And to think this is the organization I choose to work for.

  19. Ralph on Mon, 21st Jan 2008 9:08 am
  20. Does this mean that we cannot play the State Lottery machine that is on Postal Property while on the clock or even off the clock because it is on Postal Property?

    Does this mean that the State Lottery machine should not be on Postal Property?