Transmittal Letter

Guide to Privacy, the Freedom of Information Act, and Records Management

Handbook AS-353

May 2018

Transmittal Letter

A. Introduction. Key strategies of the Postal Service’s Transformation Plan are to achieve growth by adding value for customers and to improve the workplace environment. The proper collection, use, and protection of customer and employee information are key parts of that value proposition.

B. Instructions. This handbook replaces the March 2016 edition.

C. Explanation. This handbook provides direction and guidance for Postal Service™ employees, suppliers, or other authorized users with access to Postal Service records and information resources. The handbook also provides direction and guidance for customers, employees, suppliers, or other individuals about how their information is collected, maintained, used, disclosed, and safeguarded. This version of the handbook includes a new Addendum. In addition, chapters 3 through 5 were revised to clarify current procedures.

D. Distribution. This handbook is available online on both the USPS® intranet
(http://blue.usps.gov/cpim/) and the FOIA page at usps.com (http://zh.usps.com/foia).

E. Comments. Submit questions, comments, or suggestions about this handbook to:

THOMAS J MARSHALL
general counsel and executive vice president
US POSTAL SERVICE
475 L‘ENFANT PLZ SW RM 6004
WASHINGTON DC 20260
PHONE: 202–268–5555

F. Effective Date. This handbook is effective May 2018.

Signature of Michael J. Elston

 

Michael J. Elston
Associate General Counsel and
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer




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