The response came from product management specialist Daniel Bentley: “Postal Employees are prohibited from serving as witnesses in their official capacity while on duty, due in part to the potential operational impacts. The Postal Service does not prohibit an employee from serving as a witness in their personal capacity off-duty, if they so choose.”
Good news—the Postal Service isn’t handcuffing postal employees in their off hours, just while they’re on the clock.
Also, James Boxrud, a Postal Service spokesman for the western United States, said, “My understanding is this is a national thing that went out. It’s not just Alaska.”
Great, Boxrud sounds well versed too. He provided the Daily News with a training slide given to clerks in July that said, “Some state laws specifically authorize Postal Service employees to provide a witness signature on ballot envelopes. However, performing this function is not within the scope of a postal employee’s duties and is not required by the Postal Service’s regulations.”
Can’t imagine what other discoveries are waiting in the wings, courtesy of DeJoy.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction