Postal Bulletin highlights Delivering Protection to Every Address in America

Last year, the United States Postal Service® delivered over 146 billion pieces of mail to almost 159 million addresses. Who protects all this mail, the network of employees who deliver it, and the customers who receive it? The United States Postal Inspection Service® does. The Postal Inspection Service traces its history to August 7, 1775,…

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USPS installing ‘Cadillac of Mailboxes’ across northeast Queens to stop mail theft

By Jenna Bagcal – January 8, 2019 Plans to replace regular blue mailboxes with high-security collection boxes are underway in the confines of the Bayside-based 111th Precinct. According to Donna Harris, a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS), the independent government agency is actively working on providing residents within the 111th Precinct with…

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Federal Initiative Aimed at Curbing Mail Theft

Monday, December 17, 2018 LITTLE ROCK—Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced a joint statewide federal initiative with a goal to catch and federally prosecute mail thieves this holiday season and beyond. During Monday’s press conference, Hiland was joined by Duane “DAK” Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues in San Antonio, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to evaluate mail delivery issues on selected routes at the San Antonio – Heritage Station. The Heritage Station is in the Rio Grande District of the Southern Area. We conducted the audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential operational risks…

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USPS supervisor, husband charged with stealing $8K watch in mail

By Charlie Langton – Nov 28, 2017 DETROIT (WJBK) – A U.S. postal worker and her husband are accused of intercepting thousands of dollars in jewelry and then selling it at a Metro Detroit pawn shop. Kewein Skinner and his wife, Shantaina, were arrested for intercepting a Patek Phillippe watch worth $8,000. According to a…

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Is USPS’ Informed Delivery feature a new target for security threats?

By C.J. Lovelace – November 25, 2017 The holiday season means a significant increase in mail as millions upon millions of letters and packages move through the U.S. Postal Service system en route to their destinations. For years, the postal service has taken digital photographs of mail as it moves through sorting facilities, helping make…

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USPS OIG Report: Registered Mail

Background The U.S. Postal Service offers Registered Mail for customers sending valuable or irreplaceable items through the mail. Registered Mail provides added protection for valuable and important customer and internal mail with evidence of mailing and delivery. Tracking service begins from the time the sender presents the mail to the Postal Service to the point…

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Fellow employees testify at trial for suspended Pittsburgh postmaster

By Paula Reed Ward – January 7, 2017 Four employees of the U.S. Postal Service testified this week that they never saw another employee open packages looking for drugs or other contraband until suspended Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel Davis arrived here from Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Davis told them he was looking for drugs, and in one…

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