Policies, Procedures, and Forms Updates


ASM Revision: Personnel Security Clearances

Effective November 1, 2012, the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) 272 is revised. The July 1999 edition has been updated to reflect changes in personnel security clearances.

The Personnel Security Policy of the U.S. Postal Ser­vice® has been updated to assign levels of background investigations consistent with Office of Personnel Manage­ment (OPM) standards. The purpose of this personnel security update is to protect our brand, reputation, assets, and corporate and personnel data.

The ASM is now available on the Postal Service™
PolicyNet website:

n Go to http://blue.usps.gov.

n Under “Essential Links” in the left-hand column, click PolicyNet.

n On the PolicyNet page, click Manuals.

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