USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Patriot Day – Sept. 11

President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Friday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day, which is also known as Patriot Day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant…

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USPS and Emergency Response: A History of Delivering for the American Public

September 10, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-006) As a vital part of the nation’s emergency response structure, the Postal Service ensures that mail operations — a lifeline for impacted communities needing access to medications and essential items — are restored after an emergency or natural disaster. The Postal Service, and the Post Office Department before it, have supported…

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USPS OIG: Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle

When you buy a car, how long do you tend to keep it? A few years? Six or seven? Ten? For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a long, long time. The backbone of its delivery fleet – more than 200,000 vehicles – is the right-hand-drive Long Life Vehicle (LLV), which has an expected service life…

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PMG, Union Presidents discuss election task force’s role (video)

In a special video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and postal union presidents discuss the Postal Service’s new leadership task force on election-related mail and the organization’s commitment to delivering this mail securely and on time. The task force will help the organization work with election officials across the nation, including addressing issues relating to…

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Postal Reorganization Act has been a failure for the USPS

By Dan Kuralt – September 7, 2020 As I listen to, and read all of the moaning and groaning by Democrats and writers with an “opinion” in the press and elsewhere, I find myself wondering where all these people were when the U.S. Postal Service was undergoing it’s long slide downward. Joe Biden was around,…

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USPS: Understanding Survivor Benefits

Do you know about survivor benefits and how they work? You can make one of the following survivor benefit elections to occur in the event of your death: No survivor benefits Full or partial annuity for spouse Full or partial annuity for former spouse Combination of full or partial annuity for a spouse and former…

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USPS: PRC approves temporary price increases

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS proposed last month. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12 a.m….

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USPS: New guide, videos available to management for investigating accidents

The Postal Service has introduced two resources to help managers, supervisors and others whose jobs involve investigating workplace accidents. The USPS Accident Investigation Guide is an online publication that explains how to respond to an accident, collect data at the scene and analyze the information to prevent future accidents. Posters, checklists and an analysis template…

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