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Update on cyber attacks

The recent cyber attacks against Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Postal Service data systems remain under investigation.

NALC President Rolando has received a letter from OPM’s Acting Director advising that postal employees and retirees were affected by the OPM incident.  According to OPM, it is highly likely that NALC members were impacted if they underwent a background investigation through OPM in 2000 or afterwards (which occurs through the submission of forms SF 86, SF 85, or SF85P).  Individuals who submitted this information prior to 2000 may be impacted, but it is less likely.

OPM has begun notifying impacted individuals beginning in late September and such notifications will continue on a rolling basis.

NALC members are encouraged to review available resources on OPM’s cyber web site at Individuals may sign up for cybersecurity updates directly on this website. 

Meanwhile NALC and the other major postal unions are continuing to negotiate over issues arising from the earlier cyber attack on the Postal Service.  Such negotiations are required by the settlement of the unfair labor practice charge against the Postal Service filed by NALC.