Postal Bulletin: A U.S. Passport is Your Key to International Travel

The U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. A passport book or card is proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens can use each as follows: The…

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Postal Bulletin: February is Ergonomics Awareness Month

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported over 30,000 recordable industrial accidents. Of those, almost 9,000 (or 30 percent) were related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These disorders are illnesses or injuries that affect one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system, which is the soft tissue and bone structure of the body. These…

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Postal Bulletin: ’Tis the Season for Returns!

’Tis the Season for Returns! The United States Postal Service® is making improvements to its returns infrastructure to prepare for the annual season of holiday returns. This shopping season is likely to be even more hectic than last year with projected growth from online shopping in the double-digits. Also, USPS® is projected to deliver a…

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Postal Bulletin: Winter Safety Starts with You

During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. Hazards associated with winter weather include wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets, and exposure to cold temperatures. In FY 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported 621 slips, 220 trips, 3701 falls, and 7343 motor vehicle accidents during…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.1 Many of these crashes occurred during the workday or…

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Postal Bulletin: November is HAZMAT Awareness Month

To protect the health and safety of our employees and the general public, the Postal Service™ has developed specific procedures for safeguarding, identifying, handling, and delivering hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Since there have been several recent incidents of non-mailable HAZMAT in the mailstream, November has been designated “HAZMAT Awareness Month” to highlight these issues. Incidents, including…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Holiday Season 2020

This year, the Postal Service™ is reminding employees and customers that the holidays are our time to deliver. We have prepared all year for this season, and are ready to deliver across the country. Here are some important details to prepare for your holiday mailings. Read More: Source: USPS

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Postal Bulletin highlights Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

The United States Postal Service maintains one of the world’s largest information technology networks, which links nearly 1.2 million devices and 66,000 mail processing technology systems. Established in 2014, the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) safeguards this network — the network that binds the nation together — with enterprise-wide cybersecurity technologies and solutions. This October,…

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