New Employee and Labor Relations Manual: Issue 18

Issue 18 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) is now available. The ELM has been revised substan­tially since ELM 17 was published in December 2002. The appendix and nearly every chapter have been revised. ELM 18 includes changes published in online updates 17.1 through 17.16 and in the Postal Bulletin from issues 22095 (2-6-03) through 22207 (5-24-07). For detailed information about the revisions, see the Summary of Changes in ELM 18.

ELM 18 is available on the Postal Service™ Policy­Net Web site:

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site is

The ELM is also available on the Postal Service Internet:

  • Go to
  • Click on About USPS & News, then Forms & Publica­tions, then Postal Periodicals and Publications, and then Manuals.

You can order ELM 18 from the Material Distribution Center (MDC) by using touch-tone order entry (TTOE): Call 800-273-1509.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, option 1, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message. (Wait 48 hours after register­ing before placing your first order).

PSN: 7610-02-000-9963
Unit of Issue: EA
Quick Pick No.: 353
Price: $16.6225
Edition Date: 06/07