Chances you might see them every day or not see them at all but you know they are always working because your mail is in your mailbox. A lot of people want to show their thanks to their Mail Carrier during the Holiday Season but there is one BIG reason why you shouldn't.

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It is simple...They can't accept it!

According to the US Postal Service, Mail Carriers cannot accept any present worth $20 or more. Also, they cannot accept cash at all

Employee Tipping and Gift-Receiving Policy

All postal employees, including carriers, must comply with the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Exec­utive Branch. Under these federal regulations, carriers are permitted to accept a gift worth $20 or less from a customer per occasion, such as Christmas. However, cash and cash equivalents, such as checks or gift cards that can be exchanged for cash, must never be accepted in any amount. Furthermore, no employee may accept more than $50 worth of gifts from any one customer in any one calendar year period.

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