Policies, Procedures, and Forms Updates


ELM Revision: Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Employment Opportunity

Effective January 24, 2013, Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 670 is revised to clarify and reaffirm the Postal Service™ commitment to diversity and inclusion and equal employment opportunity.

Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM)

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6 Employee Relations

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[Revise the title of 670 to read as follows:]

670 Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Employment Opportunity

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[Revise 671 to read as follows:]

671 Diversity Overview

All employees share responsibility for achieving the Postal Service’s corporate goals to build our business and sustain a viable Postal Service for future generations. To create the required balance between employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction, the Postal Service must employ strategies and values that promote fairness and opportunities, instill pride, and enhance safety in the workplace.

For such efforts to be successful, the Postal Service must promote the diversity of its workforce so as to build an inclusive environment that respects the uniqueness of every individual and encourages the contributions of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This management of diversity must be reflected in recruitment, selection, promotion (including succession planning and opportunities for training and development), and retention of employees.

Integrating these values and strategies into the corporate culture requires leadership’s full commitment.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed version of the ELM and into the next online update, 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.)