USPS: Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 19

February 15, 2024 Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents Day, will be observed Monday, Feb. 19. The annual observance began in the early 19th century. After George Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday — Feb. 22 — was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 a federal holiday. A 1968…

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USPS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Jan. 15

January 11, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, Jan. 15 — the 95th anniversary of the civil rights icon’s birth. King helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech. He also helped pave the way for the enactment of the Civil Rights…

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USPS will observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 19

June 14, 2023 The newest federal holiday, Juneteenth — short for “June Nineteenth” — is the oldest known nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is a time to reflect on a profoundly painful chapter of the nation’s past, as well as a celebration of hope, optimism and the…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

May 25, 2023 Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, is Monday, May 29. Facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. The U.S. flag must be flown at half-staff from sunrise — or the hour when…

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USPS to honor military veterans

May 1, 2023 May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time to honor the service and sacrifice of members of the U.S. military. Observances during the month including Loyalty Day (May 1); Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day (May 8); Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 12); Children of Fallen Patriots Day (May…

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USPS: Here’s what’s coming in 2023

December 30, 2022 The Postal Service has another busy year in 2023. On Jan. 22, USPS will raise Shipping Services product prices approximately 3.6 percent for Priority Mail service and 6.6 percent for Priority Mail Express service. The organization has announced plans for 23 stamp releases next year, kicking off with Jan. 5 releases of…

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USPS: Flag requirements for Memorial Day and Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 10, 2022 The Postal Service wants employees to know about special flag requirements for this month’s holidays: • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Sunday, May 15. Postal Service facilities that are open this day are required to fly the U.S. flag…

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USPS Calendar shows 2022 payroll schedule

Want to know when you’ll be paid this year? The 2022 calendar image that accompanies this article shows the 26 paycheck dates for Postal Service employees. Every month this year will have two paydays, except for April and September, which will have three each. The calendar also shows federal holidays, including Juneteenth National Independence Day,…

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