Why do some USPS mail carriers not wear uniforms?

Where do you stand on the great uniform debate?

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
March 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Postal Service

Marty Griffin suggests some postal carriers may catch customers off guard with their casual attire. Some are working in normal clothes. "I've seen our mail carrier (a very young lady) cross the street with a USPS mail bag delivering mail, but no uniform type clothing".  "Are postal workers supposed to wear uniforms?"

According to the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General Website, the Postal Service employs many temporary workers. USPS uses non-career workers, as these temporary workers are called, throughout its operations. Some of these positions get a uniform allowance after a certain amount of time on the job; others do not. Of course, some positions have no contact with the general public, such as the postal support personnel that process mail in plants, making a uniform less necessary perhaps.

Do you think all postal workers should wear a uniform?