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Gifts to Postal Service Employees

You may not accept cash - in any amount or form - from an outside source in connection with doing your job.

You may accept:

• Snacks and beverages that are not offered as part of a meal.
• Items with little intrinsic value.
• Perishable items; if the items are clearly worth more than $20, employees should share them with others in the Postal Service workplace.
• Items with a market (retail) value of $20 or less.
• Gifts motivated solely because of a personal relationship.
• Gifts for which the employee has paid market (retail) value.
• Gifts paid for by the Postal Service.

If you need more information, please contact the U.S. Postal Service Law Department’s Ethics Helpline at 202-268-6346, or send an e-mail message to