Regardless of the size or potential risks of a mail center, basic mail center security can protect your employees, the public, and your organization’s assets and operations. By demonstrating a strong interest in security, you may deter potential criminal activity by employees or outsiders.

Some of the recommendations in this guide may not apply to your mail center, so it’s important that you assess your organization’s needs—whether it is a large dedicated mail processing facility or a desk at a small business—and apply the practices that are reasonable and prudent.