The Postal Service is limiting all business-related travel.
USPS leaders will only approve travel requests that are critical to the organization’s mission, require the traveler’s physical presence and cannot be postponed.
The policy took effect March 17 and will last until May 11, although it could be extended. The Postal Service instituted the policy following the guidance of public health experts during the coronavirus pandemic.
“While we believe the risk to our employees throughout the country is low, we are deferring to the recommendations of the public health experts,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan wrote in a memo announcing the policy. “Our focus is on keeping our employees safe and healthy while still fulfilling our service obligations to the American people as a critical component of our nation’s infrastructure.”
Employees who have questions should speak to their manager or supervisor.