USPS warns employees not to show prerecorded movies at facilities

The Postal Service wants employees to know that they are prohibited from showing prerecorded films or movie clips at USPS facilities because of trademark and other legal restrictions.

Prerecorded movies include motion pictures stored on VHS cassettes, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and storage devices (such as computers, tablets and smartphones), as well as movies accessed on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and other streaming services.

Similarly, movies stored on other online services or accessed through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other websites are also prohibited.

Additionally, prerecorded movies or movie clips can’t be:

  • Shown to customers in a Post Office lobby
  • Shown in a break room in postal facilities or other space controlled by USPS
  • Shown at events and conferences, including “movie nights”
  • Included in postal training or training materials

The prohibition on the display of prerecorded films does not apply to films produced, published or owned by the Postal Service. This includes any video available on the official USPS YouTube channel, Blue or HERO.

Postal Service employees and the public may view broadcast programs — including movies — on televisions sized for home use, but not on large-screens TVs, like those used in bars and restaurants.

Employees are also permitted to privately watch pre-recorded movies on their personal devices during approved break time.

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Thanks for the info
I’ll tell everyone that is gazing at their cell phones all day long. Need to get permission from supervisors whom are gazing at their cell phones all day long.

U r so right that’s the standard practice with all new rcas u wonder why they keep having accidents our supervisor doesn’t try to stop the hours long phone calls while they are supposed to be working because he doesn’t want them to quit

For years bored clerks and supervisors would watch movies and soap operas while the rest of us in our small office had to be forced to hear screams murders etc when I spoke up it was all retaliation and cranked up louder

Have the televisions removed from postal facilities new supervisor doesn’t allow but six months from now will probably be new supervisor watching movies and shows with employees on the clock with their legs cocked up on top of desks while supervisor pays rcas to run regular carrier packages so they can hang out with her and watch tv as was standard practice with two previous supervisors

After reading this I started paying attention to my coworkers yes they are watching shows and movies they are bored and have nothing to do hey most are part timers who are crappy employees send them home that’s why the post office is tanking put cameras in you will see then the inspectors can sit and laugh at what coworkers are doing