In with the new

The Postal Service is replacing out-of-warranty ACE workstations, including laptops, desktops, monitors and printers.

Under the modernization effort, the desktop units will be replaced with laptops and configured based on the user’s needs and assignments.

Users will be required to package old machines and send them back to the Material Distribution Center in Topeka, KS, within a week after new workstations are received and activated.

Packaging materials and directions for returning old equipment will be included with the new machines.

Here’s what employees and contractors should know:

• The MDC will ship monitors and printers in bulk to each facility. Managers should use an online survey to designate a point-of-contact to support installation and returns.

• Users with an out-of-warranty workstation will receive either a phone call or an email from the Endpoint Refresh Program Management Office to start the ordering process.

• The email will have a link to an online computer replacement verification survey. Users should respond as quickly as possible to validate their ACE IDs, workstation serial number, duty station and contact information.

• After returning the completed the survey, users will receive a second email that lists steps for migrating folders, files and photos to Microsoft OneDrive, and Outlook archives (.pst files) to Exchange Online, before the new workstation arrives.

Users will be provided instructions for setting up the new workstation when it arrives.

For additional information, send an email to EndpointRefreshPMO@usps.gov.

Help wanted: Postal Police

Are you interested in becoming a Postal Police officer?

Postal Police officers protect USPS facilities along with the employees and customers, Postal Service property, assets, and the U.S. Mail on that property.

The Postal Inspection Service is looking to hire in select locations around the country.

Positions are available in Baltimore; Boston; Cleveland; Detroit; Fort Worth, TX; Houston; Memphis, TN; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; San Juan, PR; St. Louis; and Washington, DC.

Current career employees may apply through eCareer beginning Monday, Aug. 15, through Monday, Aug. 29.

External applicants (including noncareer Postal Service employees) may apply through USPS Careers from Monday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 12.

More details about the position and the Postal Inspection Service may be found at uspis.gov/careers/Postal-Police-Officers.

Don’t misuse it

The Postal Service is reminding employees that government property must not be used for any unauthorized purpose.

Misusing USPS property violates the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch, which applies to all postal employees.

Government property includes anything USPS owns or leases, such as vehicles, electronics and office equipment and supplies.

Mail and postal credit cards — including purchase cards, travel cards and Voyager cards — are also examples of government property.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

• Postal vehicles can only be used for official purposes. If you misuse a postal vehicle, the required penalty is — at minimum — a 30-day suspension without pay.

• Never use a postal vehicle to commute between work and home, to run personal errands or to do work for a second job.

• Postal credit cards should be used only for authorized purposes. Never use a Voyager card to purchase fuel for your personal vehicle.

• Reward points earned for using a Voyager card are government property and may be used only to obtain a discount on the Postal Service’s purchase of fuel.

Misusing postal property can lead to dismissal, fines and garnishment of wages to repay any amount of money that was stolen.

Employees who have questions should call the USPS Ethics Office helpline at 202-268-6346 or send an email to ethics.help@usps.gov.

The Postal Service is observing Ethics Awareness Week from Aug. 15-19.