USPS Extra Services Overview

July 2015 Extra services are enhancements that, for a fee in addition to postage, provide greater security and accountability for mail, convenience to the sender, or improved handling. Extra services are not available with Periodicals. Not all extra services are available for all classes of mail and only certain services may be combined for the…

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Postal worker, wife arrested for fake doctors excuses

WATERLOO | A postal worker and his wife have been arrested for allegedly concocting phony doctors excuses to get out of work. Joseph Edward Herold, 34, and Nichole Lee Herold, 34, of Waterloo, were arrested June 30 for tampering with records. They were released from jail pending trial. The charges stem from a February investigation…

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Senate Appropriations OKs 10-year credit monitoring for feds

By Lauren Larson – July 22, 2015 (Updated July 23, 2015) The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment today to give victims of the Office of Personnel Management data breaches no less than 10 years of identity and credit-monitoring services and $5 million in liability protection for related damages. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an…

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Postal inspector pleads guilty to stealing Playboys, pills

By Henry K. Lee – July 22, 2015 A U.S. supervisory postal inspector once named a federal employee of the year pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing mail containing prescription pills, jewelry, passports, collectible Playboy magazines and other items in San Jose. Quan Howard, 53, of Saratoga also pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San…

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USPS OIG: The Postal Service’s Role in Delivering Wellness Services and Supplies

Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service has had a meaningful role in the lives of older Americans for hundreds of years. Through its vast network of letter carriers and post offices, it reliably delivers critical information, medicine, and supplies nationwide. Wellness organizations are also important to the health and independence of this generation as they…

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Video: Mom stages “nurse-in” after incident at Janesville Post Office

JANESVILLE (WKOW)– A Janesville mother is standing up for women’s rights to breast-feed in public, after a Post Office worker told her to cover up. Raven Dibble was breast-feeding her two-week-old daughter, Harlow, as she made a stop a Janesville Post Office. She says the woman behind the counter told her to cover up, go…

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If passed, bill could lift century-old ban on sending alcohol via USPS

By Neal Baker – July 21, 2015 The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie Speier. The proposal seeks to overturn a 1909 law that prohibits beer, wine or spirits being sent through the national postal service. It is hoped that the move will free up…

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USPS: President Obama has ordered flags flown at half-staff through July 25

President Obama has ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor the service members killed in the recent shooting in Chattanooga, TN. Flags should be flown at half-staff until Saturday, July 25, at sunset. To fly the flag at half-staff (blue.usps.gov intranet), hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to…

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