Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 16–22, 2021

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as “Mailbox Improvement Week” to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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Postal Bulletin: May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month, as was established by Congress in 1999. For the United States Postal Service®, it stands as a time to recognize the service and sacrifices of the U.S. military veterans in our workforce. Today, there are approximately 100,000 former active duty service members and current members of the Reserve and National…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Earth Day 2021

On April 22, 2021, the United States Postal Service® joins the global community in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to focus on how our actions impact our earth, as well as a day to empower everyone with the information and resources needed to protect their local environment and communities. As a sustainability…

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Postal Bulletin: Protecting USPS Networks

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware.1 At the United States Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important…

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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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