Recently a televised report exposed a dirty little secret of the Post Office. They found more than 20 registered sex offenders in Texas work for the postal service. Inside Edition focused on four North Texas postal workers who are listed on the state’s registered sex offenders list.
In Texas, convicted sex offenders have to list their place of employment. Inside Edition reported they found sex offenders working for the postal service. Many of the sex offenders were convicted in the 1990’s and served their time. Now they are delivering your mail to your house every day.
Gerald McKiernan, the US Postal Service media relations manager, has defended their employment practices. His statement said that they approach these types of matters on a case-by-case basis. The postal service does examine the facts surrounding each individual case and takes the action necessary to protect the public while at the same time affording its employees and applicants for employment the due process required under the law, as well as by applicable collective bargaining agreements, federal statutes, federal regulations and postal regulations.
Sounds like the postal service didn’t do adequate background checks on these employees. Even though these sex offenders offended over ten years ago or more, why would the postal service allow them to deliver mail to homes? Aren’t they taking a chance that they may re-offend? Why didn’t they give these sex offenders a clerical job at the post office? There are many questions still unanswered.