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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USPS: Package Pickup expands to more areas

USPS has made Package Pickup available in more areas across the nation, adding 16 ZIP Codes where customers and businesses can use the service. Here are the 16 ZIP Codes, along with the districts and areas where they’re located: 01083 (Connecticut Valley District, Atlantic Area); 03854 (Northern New England District, Atlantic Area); 22106 (Northern Virginia…

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USPS updates parcel notification form

The Postal Service has updated PS Form 3849, We Redeliver for You!, to simplify the process for scheduling redeliveries to gopost lockers. Gopost units contain secure lockers that customers can use to receive packages or leave parcels for USPS to pick up and deliver, at no additional cost. The updated form now includes a “Parcel…

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