USPS: Make emergency preparedness a priority

August 31, 2023 September is¬†National Preparedness Month, and the Postal Service is encouraging employees to take time to prepare for the unexpected. ‚ÄúDisaster professionals suggest scheduling time on your calendar to create an emergency plan,‚ÄĚ said USPS Corporate Affairs Vice President Judy de Torok, who oversees the organization‚Äôs continuity and preparedness team. Here are some…

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Postal Inspectors play crucial role after disasters

November 25, 2022 After a disaster, letter carriers and retail associates are welcome faces for weary customers, a hopeful sign that things are returning to normal. But behind the scenes are other employees working tirelessly to help USPS ‚ÄĒ and the communities it serves ‚ÄĒ recover. Postal inspectors from the Postal Inspection Service are among…

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USPS: Keeping your tech emergency-ready

To help mark National Preparedness Month in September, the Postal Service wants employees to keep their technology updated in case of an emergency. Mobile phones, computers and tablets can be lifesavers in disaster strikes, but only if they are reliable and work properly. Poor battery life and outdated operating systems can render mobile phones and…

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USPS and Emergency Response: A History of Delivering for the American Public

September 10, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-006) As a vital part of the nation‚Äôs emergency response structure, the Postal Service ensures that mail operations ‚ÄĒ a lifeline for impacted communities needing access to medications and essential items ‚ÄĒ are restored after an emergency or natural disaster. The Postal Service, and the Post Office Department before it, have supported…

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USPS: September is National Preparedness Month

The key to recovery is speed. The key to speed is preparedness. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to learn how to prepare and be ready for disasters and other emergencies. This year‚Äôs theme is ‚ÄúPrepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.‚ÄĚ Throughout the month, the Postal Service will offer reminders and tips to…

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