USPS redelivers: Notice left form gets improvements

USPS has redesigned PS Form 3849, also known as the notice left form, and renamed it “We ReDeliver for You!” Carriers are required to leave this form when they are unable to deliver an item successfully. The redesigned form lists six ways customers can schedule a redelivery. Here’s what the redesigned form offers: Simplified language….

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South Carolina postal employee becomes U.S. citizen

Adrian Scott’s supervisor was surprised when he asked for a day off recently. Scott, a rural carrier associate at Fairfield Station on Hilton Head Island, SC, usually accepts all available work assignments. He initially didn’t explain why he was unable to work — but as the day approached, he couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. After months…

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OIG Report: Automated Vehicle Utilization System Mileage Use – Southern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivers almost 154 billion pieces of mail annually using 227,896 postal-owned vehicles. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, postal-owned delivery vehicles traveled over one billion miles nationwide, about 203 million miles more than initially estimated. A delivery route is a scheduled course of travel to deliver the mail. Management generally establishes…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 14–20

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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‘Mail goes by us like 2 times before it gets here’: Rural Montana waits for Postal Reform

By Tom Lutey – April 16, 2017 Rosebud School students know the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, which is why the U.S. Postal Service’s mail route to this tiny Eastern Montana town is a head-scratcher. ”The mail goes by us like two times before it gets here,” said Lori Reierson, who…

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Michigan Congressman learns about mail issues on ride-along

By Sean Bradley – April 10, 2017 In an effort to learn more about the issues surrounding the U.S. Postal Service, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-4th District) spent Monday on a ride-along with a postal worker in Edmore. “It’s an opportunity to see first-hand the aspects of rural mail carrying,” Moolenaar said. He rode along with…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 9-15, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service® continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog attacks and bites. From nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to pose a serious threat to our employees. Previously, National Dog Bite Prevention Week (NDBPW) took place during the…

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USPS: Change-of-address validation process reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the process used to validate customers’ change-of-address requests. When a customer submits a change-of-address order, USPS sends the customer a move validation letter through First-Class Mail and delivers it as addressed. This letter must be delivered to the address on the mailpiece. If the letter must be returned…

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