USPS: 6 facts about women letter carriers

November marks the 100th anniversary of women letter carriers in cities. Here are six facts about their contributions to mail delivery. Women began delivering mail in cities during World War I. Women had been rural carriers since at least 1899, but they didn’t deliver in urban areas until the nation experienced wartime workforce shortages. Washington,…

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Congressman Turner and NALC Recognize Dayton Hero

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) today presented Letter Carrier Donte Cotton of Dayton, Ohio with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition and a Congressional Record of Congressman Turner’s speech on the House floor last week recognizing Mr. Cotton’s acts of heroism on his route. Mr. Cotton is being recognized this week by…

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Spartan Motors awarded $214M cargo van contract for USPS fleet

Award Date: September 29, 2017 The United States Postal Service awarded Spartan Motors the contract for Solicitation 3D-17-A-0140 (for the purchase of Cargo Vans). There will be two design types; Cab Over Engine (COE) and Cab Behind Engine (CBE). Within each design type, two sizes of cargo bodies are identified; 18 ft. and 24 ft….

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USPS OIG Report: Autonomous Vehicles for the Postal Service

October 2, 2017 (RARC-WP-18-001) Logistics companies, including the U.S. Postal Service, are already researching autonomous vehicles in order to increase driver safety, reduce fuel costs, and improve worker productivity. The OIG identified seven distinct ways the Postal Service could use the technology for last-mile delivery and long-haul transportation. Despite some remaining hurdles to full implementation,…

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USPS Job Fairs – Now Hiring CCAs in San Francisco District

Invest in Your Future with the USPS The United States Postal Service has ongoing employment opportunities in your local area. We are currently hiring CITY CARRIER ASSISTANTS (CCA) for Post Offices throughout San Francisco and the Peninsula. If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding job with opportunities for advancement, the United States Postal…

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Pilot of USPS Postal Carriers as Census Enumerators During the 2018 End-to-End Census Test

I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau proposes a proof of concept study on the use of United States Postal Service (USPS) Postal Carriers as Census Bureau enumerators as part of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. The possibility of formally using Postal Carriers to conduct enumeration as part of Decennial Census operations has been proposed or…

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2017 NALC Heroes of the Year to be Honored Oct. 4

Every day, seemingly ordinary letter carriers are doing extraordinary things: responding to crises with acts of bravery and good will, serving their communities—and even saving lives. Letter carrier heroes often pull double duty as first-responders in our neighborhoods. They prevent crimes. They rescue children. They help the elderly. They alert police. They rally others to…

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