933 Authorized Uniform Items and Combinations

933.1 Type 1 Uniforms

933.11 Type 1 Items
933.111 Type 1a

Type 1a uniforms are worn by city letter carriers, clerk/special delivery messengers, clerks performing city letter carrier duties, motor vehicle operators, tractortrailer operators, driving instructors and examiners, letterbox mechanics, ramp clerks and transfer clerks, AMF, area maintenance technician/specialists, and maintenance mechanics working as letterbox mechanics (see 932.11i).

 

Items for Men

Parka

With reflective trim and vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue

Bomber jacket

With reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, and craft tab, with or without zipin lining, postal navy blue

Windbreaker

Authorized for letter carriers and motor vehicle/tractor-trailer operators only. Hiplength, unlined, Taslan/Supplex, with reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, and craft tab, postal navy blue

Vest

With reflective trim and vertical corporate emblem, navy blue

Sweater

Flat or bulky knit, zippered closing, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem

AllWeather Gear System

Waterproof, breathable parka with permanent hood and reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue, incorporates two styles of zipin jacket/liner; heavyweight liner, insulated, fleece lining with reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue; fleece liner with fabric enforcements with reflective trim and vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue; waterproof, breathable, detachable hood for parka with insulation and fleece lining, postal navy blue; waterproof and breathable trousers with reflective trim, postal navy blue

Shirt

Long- or short-sleeve, dress-style woven, solid postal blue or postal blue with red and blue pinstripes and vertical corporate emblem

Shirtjac

Warm weather, finished bottom, solid postal blue or postal blue with red and blue pinstripes and vertical corporate emblem

Knit shirt

Warm weather, short–sleeve knit, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem

Tie

Four-in-hand, regular or pretied, navy blue with alternating red and white pindot stripes

Trousers

Postal blue with braid stripe1

Walking shorts

Postal blue with braid stripe1

Socks

Calflength, crew style, or quarterlength uniform bluegray, black, or white with blue stripes

Shoes

Black leather with visible SR/USA label

Accessories

Neck and chest protector, flat or shaker knit, postal navy blue; smooth leather belt with nickel buckle, black; leather or knit gloves, black; face mask with no ornamentation (when authorized by installation head), dark blue

Headgear

Service cap, postal navy blue; baseball cap, summer or winter style, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem; sun visor, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem; sun hat, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem, crown eyelets, and adjustable chinstrap; sun helmet, white with blue band; winter fur trooper cap, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem; knit watch cap, with convertible face mask, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem

Rain gear

Wet weather parka and trousers, raincoat, rain cape, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem and reflective trim; leggings, cap cover with or without cape, postal blue; rubbers, overboots, and galoshes, black

Optional coveralls

Authorized for and may be worn over the uniform by motor vehicle and tractortrailer operators during periods when they are exposed to dirty or toxic materials

 

Items for Women

Parka

With reflective trim and vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue

Bomber jacket

With reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, and craft tab, with or without zip–in lining, postal navy blue

Windbreaker

Authorized for letter carriers and motor vehicle/tractor
trailer operators only. Hip–length, unlined, Taslan/
Supplex, with reflective trim, corporate logo, and craft tab, postal navy blue

Vest

With reflective trim and vertical corporate emblem, navy blue

Sweater

Flat or bulky knit, zippered closing, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem

All–Weather Gear System

Waterproof, breathable parka with permanent hood and reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue, incorporates two styles of zip–in jacket/liner; heavyweight liner, insulated, fleece lining with reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue; fleece liner with fabric enforcements with reflective trim and vertical corporate emblem, postal navy blue; waterproof, breathable, detachable hood for parka with insulation and fleece lining, postal navy blue; waterproof and breathable trousers with reflective trim, postal navy blue

Shirt

Long- or short-sleeve, dress-style woven or maternity-style, solid postal blue or postal blue with red and blue pinstripes and vertical corporate emblem

Shirtjac

Warm weather, finished bottom, solid postal blue or postal blue with red and blue pinstripes and vertical corporate emblem

Knit shirt

Warm weather, short–sleeve knit, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem

Tie

Four-in-hand, regular or pre–tied, or crossover necktab, navy blue with alternating red and white pin–dot stripes

Slacks

Regular or maternity–style, postal blue with braid stripe1

Walking shorts

Postal blue with braid stripe1

Skirt

Postal blue with braid stripe

Culottes

Postal blue with braid stripe1

Jumper

Regular or maternity–style, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem

Socks

Calf–length, crew style, or quarter–length uniform blue–gray, black, or white with blue stripes

Shoes

Black leather with visible SR/USA label

Accessories

Neck and chest protector, flat or shaker knit, postal navy blue; smooth leather belt with nickel buckle, black; leather or knit gloves, black; face mask with no ornamentation (when authorized by installation head), dark blue

Headgear

Service cap, postal navy blue; WAVE–style hat, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem; baseball cap, summer or winter style, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem; sun visor, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem; sun hat, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem, crown eyelets, and adjustable chinstrap; sun helmet, white with blue band; winter fur trooper cap, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem; knit watch cap, with convertible face mask, postal navy blue with vertical corporate emblem

Rain gear

Wet weather parka and trousers, raincoat, rain cape, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem and reflective trim; leggings, cap cover with or without cape, postal blue; rubbers, overboots, and galoshes, black

Optional coveralls

Authorized for and may be worn over the uniform by motor vehicle and tractor–trailer operators during periods when the employee is exposed to dirty or toxic materials

1 Motor vehicle operator, tractor trailer operator, driving instructor, and examiner trousers are without braid stripe.

933.112 Type 1b

Type 1b uniforms are worn by passenger elevator operators and elevator starters.

 

Items for Men

Bomber jacket

With reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, and craft tab, with or without zip–in lining, postal navy blue

Shirt

Long- or short-sleeve, dress-style woven, solid postal blue or postal blue with red and blue pinstripes and vertical corporate emblem

Tie

Four-in-hand, regular or pre–tied, navy blue with alternating red and white pin–dot stripes

Trousers

Postal blue with braid stripe

Shoes

Black leather with visible SR/USA label

Accessories

Smooth leather belt with nickel buckle, black

Headgear

Baseball cap, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem

 

Items for Women

Bomber jacket

With reflective trim, vertical corporate emblem, and craft tab, with or without zip–in lining, postal navy blue

Shirt

Long- or short-sleeve, dress-style woven, solid postal blue or postal blue with red and blue pinstripes and vertical corporate emblem

Tie

Four-in-hand, regular or pre–tied, or crossover necktab, navy blue with alternating red and white pin–dot stripes

Skirt

Postal blue with braid stripe

Jumper

Regular or maternity–style, postal blue with vertical corporate emblem

Shoes

Black leather with visible SR/USA label

Accessories

Smooth leather belt with nickel buckle, black

933.12 Type 1 Combinations

 

Male Combinations

 

Warm Weather

Cold Weather

Option No. 1

Option No. 2

Option No. 3

Required Items

Shirt (long– or short–sleeve)

Shirt (long or short sleeve)

Shirt (short sleeve, shirtjac,1 or knit polo shirt2)

Shirt (short sleeve, shirtjac,1 or knit polo shirt3)

Navy blue tie

Navy blue tie

 

 

Uniform trousers with uniform blue–gray or black socks

Uniform trousers with uniform blue–gray or black socks

Uniform trousers with uniform blue–gray or black socks

Walking shorts3 with authorized uniform blue–gray, black, or white socks

Black belt

Black belt

Black belt

Black belt

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Optional Items

Headgear: winter service cap, fur trooper cap, baseball cap, parka–style hood, knit cap with convertible face mask, or visor

Headgear: summer service cap, baseball cap, helmet, sun hat, or visor

Headgear: summer service cap, baseball cap, helmet, sun hat, or visor

Headgear: summer service cap, baseball cap, helmet, sun hat, or visor

Bomber jacket 4

Bomber jacket4

Bomber jacket4

Bomber jacket4

Rain gear

Rain gear

Rain gear

Rain gear

Windbreaker

Windbreaker

Windbreaker

Windbreaker

Parka

 

 

 

Black gloves

 

 

 

Vest5

Vest5

 

 

Neck/chest protector

 

 

 

Sweater6

Sweater6

Sweater6

Sweater6

Coveralls7

Coveralls7

Coveralls7

Coveralls7


Hems of walking shorts should not be more than 3 inches above mid–knee. Shorts must be worn only with uniform socks.

Craft tabs are worn only on bomber jackets and windbreakers. Bomber jackets may be purchased and worn with optional zip–in lining. Liners may not be worn alone as outer garments.

 

Female Combinations

 

Warm Weather

Cold Weather

Option No. 1

Option No. 2

Option No. 3

Required Items

Shirt (long– or short–sleeve)

Shirt (long or short sleeve)

Shirt (short sleeve, shirtjac1, or knit polo shirt2)

Shirt (short sleeve, shirtjac1, or knit polo shirt2)

Navy blue necktab, or four-in-hand tie

Navy blue necktab, or four-in-hand tie

 

 

Uniform slacks with uniform blue–gray or black socks; skirt, culottes or jumper,3 with uniform blue–gray, black, or white socks or skin–tone nylon stockings (not reimbursable)

Uniform slacks with uniform blue–gray or black socks; skirt, culottes or jumper,3 with uniform blue–gray, black, or white socks or skin–tone nylon stockings (not reimbursable)

Uniform slacks with uniform blue–gray or black socks; skirt, culottes or jumper,3 with uniform blue–gray, black, or white socks or skin–tone nylon stockings (not reimbursable)

Walking shorts3 with authorized uniform blue–gray, black, or white socks

Black belt

Black belt

Black belt

Black belt

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Black shoes (SR/USA label)

Optional Items

Headgear: winter service cap, WAVE–style hat, baseball cap, parka–style hood, knit cap with convertible face mask, or visor

Headgear: summer service cap, helmet, baseball cap, WAVE–style hat, sun hat, or visor

Headgear: summer service cap, helmet, baseball cap, WAVE–style hat, sun hat, or visor

Headgear: summer service cap, helmet, baseball cap, WAVE–style hat, sun hat, or visor

Bomber jacket4

Bomber jacket4

Bomber jacket4

 

Rain gear

Rain gear

Rain gear

Rain gear

Windbreaker

Windbreaker

Windbreaker

Windbreaker

Parka

 

 

 

Black gloves

 

 

 

Vest5

Vest5

 

 

Neck/chest protector

 

 

 

Sweater6

Sweater6

Sweater6

Sweater6

Coveralls7

Coveralls7

Coveralls7

Coveralls7


Hems of walking shorts should not be more than 3 inches above mid–knee. Shorts must be worn only with uniform socks.

Craft tabs are worn only on bomber jackets and windbreakers. Bomber jackets may be purchased and worn with optional zip–in lining. Liners may not be worn alone as outer garments.

933.2 Type 2 Uniforms

933.21 Type 2 Items

Type 2 uniforms are worn by employees assigned to retail operations.

 

Items for Men

Shirt

Long- or short-sleeve, dress style. Solid postal blue or blue-gray stripe, button-down collar. Reinforced name badge eyelets on right side.

Knit (polo) shirt

Long– or short–sleeve light blue knit with dark blue interlock stitches. Dark blue ribbed collar and sleeve edge. Direct embroidered horizontal corporate emblem. Reinforced name badge eyelets on right side.1

Trousers

Dress style, all–season–weight fabric in postal navy blue and heather gray.

Tie

Two patterns available with choice of four in–hand or clip–on style and regular or extra–long lengths; Postal Service logo in navy with red pin–dot style or red, white, and blue stars and stripes.

Sweater

Cardigan, buttoned, unisex V–neck design with reverse jersey logo on front, solid blue, uncut buttonhole eyelets for name badge; sleeveless unisex V–neck pullover vest, reverse jersey logo on front, solid blue, uncut buttonhole eyelets for name badge.

Socks

Calf-length, crew style, or quarter-length uniform blue-gray, white black, or white with blue stripes.

Accessories

Leather belt, black with gold buckle, leather belt, black with silver logo buckle; name badge; silver logo tie bar.

Optional items

Butcher–style apron, with vertical corporate emblem, navy blue;2 regulation shoes bearing SR/USA tag, black.3


Unless approved by local management, the polo shirts must be tucked in and worn with authorized slacks, skirts, or skorts. A necktie is not to be worn with the knit shirt. This shirt may be layered under other authorized clothing.

The apron is nonreimbursable, although some offices may choose to provide retail service employees with aprons to protect their uniforms when working away from the retail counter. These aprons are not to be worn while working at the retail counter or in the lobby.

 

Items for Women

Blouse

Long- or short-sleeve, dress style. Solid postal blue or blue-gray stripe, hidden placket button-down blouse with sports collar. Reinforced name badge eyelets on right side. Also available in maternity style.

Knit (polo) shirt

Long– or short–sleeve light blue knit with dark blue interlock stitches. Dark blue ribbed collar and sleeve edge. Direct embroidered horizontal corporate emblem. Reinforced name badge eyelets on right side.1

Skirt, skort, slacks

Dress style, all–season–weight fabric in postal navy blue and heather gray. Skirts and slacks also available in maternity style.2

Jumper

V–neck, all–season–weight fabric, with vertical corporate emblem, worn with or without coordinated fabric belt with gold buckle, postal navy blue. Also available in maternity style.

Tie

Knotted loop patterns with extender piece. Postal Service logo in navy with red pin–dot style or red, white, and blue stars and stripes.

Sweater

Cardigan, buttoned, unisex V–neck design with reverse jersey logo on front, solid blue, uncut buttonhole eyelets for name badge; sleeveless unisex V–neck pullover vest, reverse jersey logo on front, solid blue, uncut buttonhole eyelets for name badge.

Socks

Calf-length, crew style, or quarter-length uniform blue-gray, white black, or white with blue stripes.

Accessories

Leather belt, black with gold buckle; leather belt, black with silver logo buckle; fabric belt, fabric coordinated for wear with jumper, skirt, skort, or slacks, navy blue with gold buckle; and name badge; silver logo button cover.3

Optional items

Butcher–style apron, with vertical corporate emblem, navy blue;4 regulation shoes bearing SR/USA tag, black.5


Unless approved by local management, the polo shirts must be tucked in and worn with authorized slacks, skirts, or skorts. A necktie is not to be worn with the knit shirt. This shirt may be layered under other authorized clothing.

The apron is nonreimbursable, although some offices may choose to provide retail service employees with aprons to protect their uniforms when working away from the retail counter. These aprons are not to be worn while working at the retail counter or in the lobby.

933.22 Type 2 Combinations

 

Male Combination

Female Combinations

Option No. 1

Option No. 2

Shirt (long– or short–sleeve)1

Shirt (long or short sleeve)

Shirt or maternity blouse (long or short sleeve)

Tie and tie bar2

Tie or button cover2

Tie or button cover2

Trousers

Slacks

Skirt or skort (unbelted), or jumper (with fabric belt)3

Black belt

Black belt

Fabric belt

Optional Item

Vest

Vest

Vest

Sweater (emblem attached)4

Sweater (emblem attached)4

Sweater (emblem attached)4

Postal Service certified shoes

Postal Service certified shoes

Postal Service certified shoes


Women must wear hosiery with skirts and jumpers. Hosiery may be in natural skin tones or navy blue. Socks or hosiery can be worn with the skort.

933.3 Type 3 Uniform Items

Type 3 uniforms are worn by vehicle maintenance, custodial maintenance, mail handler, BMEU, and clerical employees eligible under 932.12 and 932.13.

 

Items for Men and Women

Jacket

Utility, with or without liner, with horizontal corporate emblem, dark blue

Jacket liner

Zip–in

Sweatshirt

Hooded, zip–front, navy blue, with horizontal corporate emblem

Sweater

Zip–front, navy blue, with horizontal corporate emblem

Vest

Insulated, navy blue, with horizontal corporate emblem

Shirt

Long– or short–sleeve, light or dark blue; long– or short–sleeve denim; dark blue knit with horizontal corporate emblem; dark blue knit with embroidered horizontal corporate emblem; dark blue tee shirt with silk-screened horizontal corporate emblem.1

Trousers

Twill weave, dark blue

Coveralls

Authorized for and may be worn over the uniform by BMEU employees during periods when they are exposed to dirty or toxic materials; dark blue

Belt

Leather belt, black with gold buckle; leather belt, black with silver logo buckle.

Headgear

Baseball cap, summer or winter style, with vertical corporate emblem, postal blue; fur trooper cap, with vertical corporate emblem, postal blue

Socks

Calf-length, crew style, or quarter-length uniform blue-gray, white, black, or white with blue stripes.

Shoes

Regulation shoes bearing SR/USA tag, black


933.4 Type 4 Uniform Items

Type 4 uniforms are worn by security force police officers.

 

Items for Men

Uniform coat

Postal security dark blue

Overcoat

Postal security dark blue

Bomber jacket

Postal security dark blue

Emblem

Postal police officer shoulder patch

Rank insignia

Sergeant — embroidered or enameled stripes, blue, white, and black; Lieutenant — single gold metal bar; Captain — two connecting gold metal bars; Colonel — gold eagle

Uniform shirt (Regular Officer)

Long– or short–sleeve, postal security dark blue

Uniform shirt (Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Colonel)

Long– or short–sleeve, postal security white

Tie

Four-in-hand, clip–on, solid postal security dark blue

T-shirt

Crew neck, moisture management, ribbed, solid jersey, or mesh, white, and postal security dark blue

Trousers

Postal security dark blue

Socks

Crew or over–the–calf, solid dark blue or dark blue with white soles

Shoes

Black leather regulation–type shoe or boot with plain toe, not over 8" in height from sole tops, with or without built–in safety toes, bearing SR/USA label. Shoes or boots must be capable of accepting a buff shine to obtain a glossy finish.

Battle Dress Utility Uniform

Postal security dark blue

Accessories

Sweater, commando style, postal security dark blue; turtleneck, mock turtleneck,1 dickie with postal police embroidered on neck, silver; belt, black; gloves, black

Headgear

Cap (uniform fabric), postal security dark blue; fur trooper cap, postal blue, baseball cap with postal police badge embroidered in silver2

Rain gear

Raincoat, full–length, reversible black–to–orange; cap cover, waterproof, reversible black–to–orange; rubbers, overboots, galoshes, black

Body armor shell

One approved body armor shell or armored shirt per uniform allowance year as certified by the inspector in charge to the St. Louis Accounting Service Center


Turtleneck and mock turtleneck must be worn with long sleeve shirt or sweater. Turtleneck, mock turtleneck, and dickie available in moisture management.

Baseball caps may be worn only by craft employees when authorized by the Inspector-in-Charge, except that they may not be worn while working a fixed post.

 

Items for Women

Uniform coat

Postal security dark blue

Overcoat

Postal security dark blue

Bomber jacket

Postal security dark blue

Emblem

Postal police officer shoulder patch

Rank insignia

Sergeant — embroidered or enameled stripes, blue, white, and black; Lieutenant — single gold metal bar; Captain — two connecting gold metal bars; Colonel — gold eagle

Uniform shirt (Regular Officer)

Long– or short–sleeve, postal security dark blue

Uniform shirt (Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Colonel)

Long– or short–sleeve, postal security white

Tie

Four-in-hand, clip–on, solid postal security dark blue

T-shirt

Crew neck, moisture management, ribbed, solid jersey, or mesh, white, and postal security dark blue

Slacks

Postal security dark blue

Skirt

Postal security dark blue

Culottes

Postal security dark blue

Socks

Crew or over–the–calf, solid dark blue or dark blue with white soles

Shoes

Black leather regulation–type shoe or boot with plain toe, not over 8" in height from sole tops, with or without built–in safety toes, bearing SR/USA label. Shoes or boots must be capable of accepting a buff shine to obtain a glossy finish.

Battle Dress Utility Uniform

Postal security dark blue

Accessories

Sweater, commando style, postal security dark; turtleneck, mock turtleneck,1 dickie with postal police embroidered on neck, silver; belt, black; gloves, black

Headgear

Wave–style hat, postal security dark blue; fur trooper cap, postal blue; baseball cap with postal police badge embroidered in silver2

Rain gear

Raincoat, full–length, reversible black–to–orange; cap cover, waterproof, reversible black–to–orange; rubbers, overboots, galoshes, black

Body armor shell

One approved body armor shell or armored shirt per uniform allowance year as certified by the inspector in charge to the St. Louis Accounting Service Center


Turtleneck and mock turtleneck must be worn with long sleeve shirt or sweater. Turtleneck, mock turtleneck, and dickie available in moisture management.

Baseball caps may be worn only by craft employees when authorized by the Inspector-in-Charge, except that they may not be worn while working a fixed post.

933.5 Type 5 Uniform Items

933.51 Type 5a

Type 5a uniforms are worn by bargaining unit medical personnel.

 

Items for Men

Shirt

Medical style, white or optional colored

Trousers

Medical style, white or optional colored

Socks

White

Shoes

Consistent with USPS safety guidelines, white

Sweater

Optional, cardigan, white or navy blue

Lab coat

Optional, must be worn over uniform

Insignia

 

 

Items for Women

Dress

White

Top

Medical style, white or optional colored

Pants

Medical style, white or optional colored

Hose/socks

White

Shoes

Consistent with USPS safety guidelines, white

Sweater

Optional, cardigan, white or navy blue

Cap

Optional

Lab coat

Optional, must be worn over uniform

Insignia

 

933.52 Type 5b

Type 5b uniforms are worn by nonbargaining unit medical personnel.

 

Item for Men and Women

Lab coat

Optional, may be worn over personal clothes

933.6 Type 6 Uniform Items

Certain supervisors may be eligible for a work clothes allowance (see 938).

933.7 Insignia

933.71 Stars
  1. Who shall wear. Regular uniformed employees may, at their option, wear one or more stars, depending on their time in the service.
  2. Significance of Stars. Stars indicate length of service. In computing length of service, credit is allowed for all career service. Stars are worn as follows:
  3.  

    Years of Service

    Stars

    5

    1 Silver

    10

    2 Silver

    15

    3 Silver

    20

    4 Silver

    25

    5 Silver

    30

    6 Silver

    35

    1 Gold

    40

    2 Gold

    45

    3 Gold

    50

    4 Gold

933.72 Other Insignia

Except as indicated below, other insignia may not be worn with the uniform. Officially authorized name badges are worn by retail service personnel as prescribed. An award emblem for safe driving or superior accomplishment, or other officially authorized insignia, may be worn on the left side of the cap. Employees not required to wear caps may wear the insignia on the lapel of the jacket.

933.8 Apparel Worn for Promotional Purposes

933.81 Authorized Use
933.811 Uniformed Employees

Only caps may be used as promotional items for uniformed employees, and they may be used only to promote Postal Service products or services. Designs must be consistent with the overall appearance of the uniform and must not contain extraneous decoration (e.g., gold leaf on the bill, commonly referred to as “scrambled eggs”). The senior vice president of Marketing must approve the designs. The use of pins and other insignia must be controlled and should not be required for uniformed employees.

933.812 Nonuniformed Employees

Items purchased for wear by nonuniformed employees may be of any design considered appropriate by the district manager.

933.813 Contract Uniform or Work Clothes Program

The policy for uniformed employees applies.

933.82 Source

All apparel items purchased with Postal Service funds for the purpose of promoting a product (e.g., Express Mail) or a program (e.g., safety) must be American made.

933.83 Payment

Payment for promotional items is not made from the Uniform Allowance Program.

933.84 Exceptions

The vice president of Labor Relations may grant exceptions to the policy.