Handbook AS-805 Revision: Organizations and Personnel

Effective immediately, we have revised Handbook AS–805, Information Security, section 1-3.2 to include a paragraph that reflects the results of a grievance resolution with the unions.

Handbook AS-805, Information Security

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1 Introduction

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1-3 Scope of Information Security Policies

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1-3.2 Organizations and Personnel

These policies apply to all Postal Service functional organizations and personnel, including Postal Service employees, contractors, vendors, business partners, and any other authorized users of Postal Service information systems, applications, telecommunications networks, data, and related resources. These policies also apply to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Inspection Service except where statutory authority exempts them.

For the purpose of these policies, the above entities are collectively known as personnel. This definition of “personnel” excludes customers whose only access is through publicly available services, such as public Web sites of the Postal Service.

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These policies do not change the rights or responsibilities of either management or the unions pursuant to Articles 17 and 31 of the various collective bargaining agreements or the National Labor Relations Act, as amended. These revisions do not bar the unions from using their own portable devices and media for processing information that is relevant for collective bargaining and/or grievance processing, including information provided by management pursuant to Articles 17 and 31 of the collective bargaining agreement or the National Labor Relations Act. There is no change to policy concerning restricted access to the Postal Service Intranet.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next online update of Handbook AS-805 available on the PolicyNet Web site:

(The direct URL for the Postal Service™ PolicyNet Web site is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)