The Postal Service is reminding employees who are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic to always keep the organization’s electronics and sensitive information secure.
In addition to maintaining a clean, organized and dedicated workspace, you should adhere to these three guidelines:
• Secure. If you don’t have a laptop cable lock, secure your USPS-issued laptop in a closed file cabinet or a location out of plain sight. Never leave postal devices unattended in vehicles.
• Lock. Don’t allow children, friends or family to use any USPS-issued device. On computers, press the “Windows” and “L” keys simultaneously to lock the screen.
• Store. Keep all sensitive documents in a private, secure location. If sensitive documents are no longer needed, promptly shred and dispose of them properly.
If postal-issued devices or hard-copy files containing sensitive, sensitive-enhanced or critical information are lost, missing or stolen, alert your manager immediately, email the CyberSecurity Operations Center and call the Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455.