Postal portal to expedite congressional inquires

The Postal Service will soon introduce an online portal to help expedite service inquiries sent by consumers to U.S. lawmakers and their staffers. The Congressional Inquiry Portal, slated to debut in May, will feature a user-friendly interface that streamlines the process for resolving inquires, while replacing the need for follow-up phone calls and emails. Here’s…

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USPS OIG Report: Meter Revenue Refunds – Tipton Post Office

Background The Tipton, IA, Post Office is located in the Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota District of the Central Area. Metered mail is any mail class or product with postage printed with a Postal Service approved postage meter or PC Postage product/system. Unused metered indicia are postage amounts (which may include fees) already imprinted onto any…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Earth Day 2021

On April 22, 2021, the United States Postal Service® joins the global community in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to focus on how our actions impact our earth, as well as a day to empower everyone with the information and resources needed to protect their local environment and communities. As a sustainability…

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New shield being installed into USPS driver training vehicles

Received from an APWU Member today: “Has a little window in the middle so they can pass things. And this far into a pandemic… seems late to the game. Thinking we’re doing ProMaster and Metris vans also… some big ass boxes came with this kit.” Check back for an update / more information

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USPS OIG Report: Uncompensated and Undercompensated Services

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service is appropriately compensated for selected government and business services. The mission of the Postal Service is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, and universal mail service. Through legislative enactments that codify service levels, the Postal Service must provide mail service to every U.S….

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USPS updates parcel notification form

The Postal Service has updated PS Form 3849, We Redeliver for You!, to simplify the process for scheduling redeliveries to gopost lockers. Gopost units contain secure lockers that customers can use to receive packages or leave parcels for USPS to pick up and deliver, at no additional cost. The updated form now includes a “Parcel…

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USPS: Apartment building parcel locker requirements updated

The Postal Service has updated its parcel locker requirements for apartment buildings. The update revises Standard 4C of the Postal Operations Manual, changing the current 10-to-1 mailbox-to-parcel-locker ratio to 5-to-1 to better accommodate increases in package volumes. According to the manual, all new and remodeled apartment buildings — which are required to install USPS-approved 4C…

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USPS OIG: Management mishandled Personally Identifiable Information for Veterans

Introduction During the Peak Season Hiring audit (Project Number 20-316), we found that the U.S. Postal Service mishandled personally identifiable information (PII) for veteran employees on an internal system. The purpose of this management alert is to bring these issues to management’s attention and make recommendations for corrective action. PII is any information about an…

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