A USPS public relations staffer used Facebook last night to respond to a viral video apparently showing an Alabama postal worker tossing parcels into a ravine. News reports suggest that the individual shown in the video has resigned. As of this writing, the video has had almost a half million views:
The USPS response, posted on the Huffington Post via Facebook:
The Postal Service condemns, in the strongest possible sense, the actions of any employee who mishandles mail or packages. A recent video obtained by the Postal Service appears to show a Postal Service employee discarding mail from his or her postal vehicle. If this video is accurate, then the behavior on the part of the employee shown in the video is not only unacceptable to the Postal Service, it threatens to tarnish the reputation and high level of trust that the vast majority of our employees work so hard to uphold. The USPS Inspector General has been notified and is conducting a full investigation of this incident. They will provide their findings and recommendations to the Postal Service and the United States Attorney’s Office for any further action.