Statement of Gerald J. McKiernan
Manager, Media Relations, US Postal Service
April 30, 2010
WASHINGTON — The safety of the public is a paramount concern of the Postal Service. When it appears that a Postal Service employee or applicant for employment may have committed a sex offense, the Postal Service investigates the facts and determines the appropriate course on a case-by-case basis. This is because, in part, sex offenses vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In approaching these matters on a case-by-case basis, the Postal Service examines the facts surrounding each individual case and takes the action necessary to protect the public while at the same time affording its employees and applicants for employment the due process required under the law, as well as by applicable collective bargaining agreements, federal statutes, federal regulations and postal regulations.
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