Remembering September 11, 2001: A Letter Carrier’s Story

In this video, Emma describes her experience that day and in the weeks that followed: By Nancy Pope, Historian Mail destined for the World Trade Center (WTC) was processed by the Church Street post office located across the street. The WTC complex was so large that it encompassed two zip codes, 16,000 addresses and required…

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USPS: Patriot Day – Flag requirements issued for Sept. 11

Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks. All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff on this day. Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the first plane struck…

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ELM Revision: Medical Emergencies – Immediately contact 911

Effective May 14, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) to update the section covering Medical Emergencies. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 8 Safety, Health, and Environment 86 Occupational Health Services 866 Medical Emergencies [Add new 866.1 and renumber current section 866.1 as new 866.2 to read as…

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More Cases of ‘Delayed Medical Treatment’ at the United States Postal Service

(December  4, 2014) Employees at a postal processing plant in West Oakland have voiced concerns for years about a policy that they say prevents most workers from calling 911 in a medical emergency. They say the policy causes deadly delays when workers are injured on the job. An NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the United…

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Remembering September 11, 2001: Letter Carrier Emma Thornton (video)

Emma Thornton’s route covered floors 77 through 110 of Tower 1. It was the first to be struck that day. 10048 and 10047 were the ZIP codes for the World Trade Center buildings. Neither code exists today. On the morning of September 11, the employees of Church Street Station Post Office were busy at work…

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USPS: Remembering 9/11

Thursday is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff Thursday. Patriot Day, also known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, will also include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the…

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