USPS OIG Blog: Social Security Administration is again pulling back on mailed statements

Goodbye paper statements…again. Two years after reinstating paper statements amid a firestorm of criticism for having ended them, the Social Security Administration is again pulling back on mailed statements. In a recent news article about a Social Security Administration blog post, the agency announced it would mail fewer statements this year to reduce costs by…

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USPS Extra Services Overview

July 2015 Extra services are enhancements that, for a fee in addition to postage, provide greater security and accountability for mail, convenience to the sender, or improved handling. Extra services are not available with Periodicals. Not all extra services are available for all classes of mail and only certain services may be combined for the…

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USPS OIG Blog: Catalogs as the New Window Displays

If your favorite catalog looks more like the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition or even an issue of Life magazine, there’s a good reason. These high-end photo displays and glossy spreads help retailers sell products online. Retailers are pouring more money into catalog design, including expensive photo shoots, because they find this drives online and in-store…

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U.S. mail system a “safe” way to ship marijuana?

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A lot of crazy things have happened under the “Golden Arches” recently. In April, a topless mom trashed a McDonald’s in Florida, even pausing her rampage to guzzle some soft serve out of the ice cream machine. In Norway one man was ‘lovin’ it’ so much he branded himself with a McDonald’s…

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One Artist’s Amazing Mission To Save The US Postal Service

Raise your hand if you miss receiving mail. You know, the feeling of rushing to the mailbox to see what unknown messages await you. Grabbing the loot and attempting to decipher the secret sender from the scribbled return addresses. Using your finger to gently ease open the envelope’s seal, careful not to disturb the precious…

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