USPS Launches New Dog Paw Program in Twin Cities Metro Area

September 15, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS & SAINT PAUL, MN – USPS aims to curb dog bites suffered by postal employees by launching a new Dog Paw Program in the Twin Cities Metro across ZIP Codes in the 551 & 554 area. Mail Carriers face the risks of a nip, bite, or even a vicious attack while…

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NRLCA: September 2021 Mail Count cancelled

The deadline for the USPS to notify the NRLCA of their intention to exercise their right under Article 9.2.C.3.a to count all rural routes the last 12 working days in September has expired. The only routes that will be counted during this time period will be those that fall under the Special Count provisions in…

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USPS: “Carrier — Leave If No Response” delivery option

August 2, 2021 USPS is reminding employees about a new service that ensures timely deliveries for customers who request expedited packaging supplies (EPS). These supplies — including corrugated containers, envelopes, pressure-sensitive labels and decals — are specially designed for use with domestic and international Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services, at no additional cost…

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USPS OIG Report: Contract Delivery Service Cost Attribution

Objective Contract Delivery Service (CDS) is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and an individual or firm for the delivery and collection of mail to and from homes and businesses. The Postal Service considers CDS to be one of its three primary delivery types, in addition to city carriers and rural carriers. CDS suppliers…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 10, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is…

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USPS adds new feature to Mobile Delivery Devices

The Postal Service has added a feature to mobile delivery devices (MDDs) that allows mail carriers to electronically file PS Form 3575Z, Moved, Left No Address (MLNA). The forms report instances where customers have moved without submitting a change-of-address (COA) form. Postal procedures, in part, require carriers to complete the form, checking the “Moved, Left…

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USPS and NRLCA extend contract negotiations

May 21, 2021 The Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although the contract with the NRLCA expired at midnight on May 20, USPS and the union have mutually decided to extend the negotiations. The NRLCA represents approximately 133,000 rural…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 16–22, 2021

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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