• Project Title:
  • Controls over Dissemination of Personnel Information
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • October 2018

On August 28, 2018, the New York Times published an article reporting that the Postal Service released the full, unredacted federal security clearance application of former Postal Inspector Abigail Spanberger. The Postal Service released this file in response to a request from a political action committee. Ms. Spanberger is a former Postal Inspection Service employee and is currently a candidate for the Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

We received requests from members of Congress to investigate the release of Ms. Spanberger’s personal information. We will evaluate the Postal Service’s past and current processes for disseminating employee information in response to third-party requests and how any planned enhancements may prevent future unauthorized disclosures.

  • Has the Postal Service ever released your personal information without your authorization (besides the Office of Personnel Management data breach of 2014)? If so, please elaborate.

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  • anon

    Thank you for your responses. The team has reviewed your concerns and issues and will be considering the information as it progresses through this audit and any future audits related to this subject matter. The Audit Team

    Oct 05, 2018
  • anon

    Yes. The usps release my medical information under the guise of NRP. My medical information was disseminated among unauthorized personnel for the sole purpose of terminating my employment due to an on the job injury that caused permanent partial impairment that substantially limited major life activity - work. Rather to use the information to “find work” the information was used to “terminate” myself and thousands other employees. Now, since having been found guilty - 10 years in court - the usps has hired contract attorneys to avoid paying the many employees that it maliciously subjected to discriminatory practices, hostility and disparate treatment. CRIMINAL! GROSS MISMANAGEMENT OF FUNDS AND ITS 2nd LARGEST ASSET - EMPLOYEES. 1st being its CUSTOMERS

    Sep 25, 2018
  • anon

    USPS has provided my name and address to third parties that sell insurance and annuities

    Sep 24, 2018
  • anon

    I've always had a problem with Newport Maine post office they have release personal information to my family members with out my permission and letting other people use my pobox when I had it. now me and my wife have changed the mailing address to Troy maine and now I'm not getting any mail.

    Sep 23, 2018
  • anon

    You should already be aware the Postal Service was found to have improperly released and used medical information of members of the National Reassessment Program class. This determination has been made by the EEOC in the final decision of the board. At one time this class was said to include over 140000 individuals. I am a member of the class

    Sep 21, 2018
  • anon

    When I was an employee with the USPS and going thru this illegal NRP, my Medical Information was given out to unauthorized people. This was detrimental to me and my job at the installation were I worked. Information and collusion, continue to be compromised today by the USPS and other government and state agencies. This I will swear upon in a court of law.

    Sep 21, 2018
  • anon

    Yes ....when I started our hole SS# was on the swipe card.......also on any desk in any office is prob a co workers personal information....later on after I transferred to the Rahway NJ PO I noticed personal files being thrown in the dumpster always ......actually on second thought .....that dumpster should be investigated every night

    Sep 20, 2018
  • anon

    Several years ago I submitted medical records to my Supervisor, rather than carry the papers to Injury compensation, shared those same papers with Managers and several employees. I followed the paperwork but it wasn't submitted until hours later. Grievance settlement for HIPPA violation 3,000.00 tax free.

    Sep 19, 2018

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