Publication 552 Revision: Manager’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 552, Manager’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment, to reflect changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 110 (MD-110) that broadens the language related to sex discrimination. Guidance was added to ensure supervisors and managers are aware that they may consult with field counsel and the manager, Human Resources (HQ/Area/District), when determining the appropriate remedy or disciplinary action.

Language was also added that the manager, Human Resources, will ensure that the completed Initial Management Inquiry Process inquiries are entered into the Workplace Environment Tracking System (WETS).

The December 2016 edition of Publication 552 supersedes the March 2010 edition. You can access Publication 552 online through the Postal Service PolicyNet website:

n Go to

n In the left-hand column under “Essential Links,” click PolicyNet.

n Click PUBs.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is

The revised publication is in the process of being printed and will be available for ordering through the Material Distribution Center at a later date. Information will be forthcoming in a future Postal Bulletin article.