USPS: Revenue protection – Seamless acceptance automates verification process

April 16, 2015 USPS is rolling out new technology that electronically validates postage payment of business mailings, part of a DRIVE initiative to better protect Postal Service revenue. The technology, known as seamless acceptance, quickly and efficiently confirms that business mailers have paid the correct postage when they enter mail at Business Mail Entry Units…

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Crime Victims’ Rights Week – USPS, Inspection Service to help raise awareness

USPS and the Postal Inspection Service will once again highlight National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, to be observed April 19-25 this year. The Department of Justice organizes the annual event, which aims to raise awareness of victims’ rights and the services available to them. This year’s theme, “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims,” reflects the progress made…

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Postal Service moves ahead with delivery fleet contract

By Andy Medici – April 16, 2015 The Postal Service has narrowed the list of companies competing for a multibillion dollar contract to supply the agency with its next generation of delivery vehicles The agency released a list of pre-qualified sources for the contract April 14, which include Ford motor company, AM General LLC, Fiat…

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Who Is Doug Hughes? Inside the Mind of the Mailman Who Flew to Washington

By M. Alex Johnson – April 16, 2015 Doug Hughes wouldn’t like this story. After all, the Florida letter carrier who landed a gyro-copter at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday has long insisted that his message — not he — is what’s important: “I’m just delivering the mail.” Hughes, 61, of Ruskin, Florida, piloted his…

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Video: NALC President Rolando speaks at Stop Fast Track rally

Published on Apr 15, 2015 NALC President Fredric Rolando joined members of Congress and leaders of other organizations to speak at a rally against Fast Track legislation. Read more about it here: Fast Track is heating up this week on Capitol Hill – NALC.org Find out what you can do to help Stop Fast Track:…

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Yo, Mailman, Bring Me a Flounder and a Dozen Roses

From dropping off water bottles to running a concierge service, the U.S. Postal Service is increasingly venturing into activities that have little to do with traditional mail delivery. What’s next, Postal Pizza? The U.S. Postal Service’s recent experiments with new lines of business include delivering fresh fish, flowers, cases of water, and ready-to-cook meals. Read…

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