Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., along with Senate Committee on Homeland Security, brought constituent complaints to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that launched an investigation.
Multiple levels of officials were said to have been involved.
It appears that union postal workers were allowed to participate in campaign work that included door to door soliciting for the Democratic runner, Hillary Clinton.
Last June, Clinton compensated those USPS workers using the Letter Carrier Political Fund, the union’s PAC.
Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin is where 82% of the campaign work took place in 2016.
Local supervisors raised concerns about the impact this would have on postal operations and at first objected to releasing them, but he U.S. Postal Service (USPS) managers instructed local supervisors to let the workers participate.
The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. According to the OSC, the law’s purpose is to ensure federal programs are “administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.”
The USPS is promising to change their practice to not break the Hatch Act.
President Trump won the election even without the help of the U.S. Postal Service. He won the election on his message to the people of this great country. Remember that!