USPS: Facilities must fly POW-MIA flag year-round

Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag year-round under a new federal law. The law, which took effect in November, requires prominent federal buildings, national war memorials and Post Offices to fly the flag every day that the U.S. flag is flown. Although the law only requires Post Offices to fly the…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Saturday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

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USPS: Flag notice – Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day

Flag notice. Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, facilities should raise the POW-MIA flag on the last business day before the holiday. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members…

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USPS: Flag Day is Friday, June 14

Flag Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag, is Friday, June 14. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag….

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Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Regulations for Proper Flag Display The United States Postal Service® periodically reprints part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), so postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW flag are properly displayed. To read all of the regulations concerning the display of flags at Postal Service facilities, see…

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ASM Revision: Firearms Possession by Postal Service employees

Effective August 2, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) to clarify policy on the possession of firearms by Postal Service employees. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) 2 Audits and Investigations * * * * * 27 Security * * * * * 276 Firearms Security * * * * * 276.2…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Regulations for the proper display of flags are in part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM). We have reprinted these sections of the ASM so Postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW f47 flag are properly displayed. To read all of the regulations concerning the display of…

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ASM Revision: Disclosure of Information From Mail Sent or Received by Customers

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) to update policies related to the disclosure of information to customers when resolving a complaint or other customer-service inquiry. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) * * * * * 2 Audits and Investigations * * * * * 27 Security * *…

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