Promoting semipostal stamps – USPS allows special activities from Sep. through Dec.

The Postal Service is reminding managers and employees of the rules for promoting semipostal stamps. Each year, the organization sets aside four months to promote these stamps, which raise money for the associated causes: ‚ÄĘ September for the¬†Alzheimer‚Äôs stamp; ‚ÄĘ October for the¬†Breast Cancer Research stamp; ‚ÄĘ November for the¬†Save Vanishing Species stamp; and ‚ÄĘ…

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USPS: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about the disease and efforts to cure it. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for American women. Although it is rare, men can get breast cancer, too. Approximately 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the…

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USPS: Healing PTSD semipostal stamp sells 7 million

More than 7 million Healing PTSD stamps have been sold since its release last year, raising $717,000 to fund research about post-traumatic stress disorder. The funding is being disbursed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. ‚ÄúThanks to the millions of Americans who purchased the Healing PTSD stamp, VA will continue to study, create awareness,…

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USPS: Semipostal stamp T-shirts available

Postal Service employees can order USPS-approved T-shirts to promote the Breast Cancer Research and Alzheimer‚Äôs semipostal stamps. Employees can order the shirts, at their own expense, from Tee Luv at tee-luv.com/collections/usps. Employees must enter this passcode when placing orders: usps2019. Each shirt sells for $13.99. Orders for the Breast Cancer Research shirts, available in pink…

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Special USPS T-shirts available

Postal Service employees can order USPS-approved shirts to promote the Alzheimer‚Äôs semipostal stamp in November and the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp in December. Each shirt costs $12.99 and comes in multiple sizes. The Alzheimer‚Äôs shirt is available in white and must be ordered before Friday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. The vendor…

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USPS FY2017 Annual Report to Congress

FY2017 Comprehensive Statement Overview of Postal Operations Mission According to Title 39 of the United States Code, ‚ÄúThe United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by an Act of Congress, and supported by…

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USPS OIG: New Semipostals Are Coming!

It‚Äôs the moment many have been waiting for, at least judging by comments on our previous blog on semipostal stamps. The U.S. Postal Service will issue an Alzheimer‚Äôs semipostal stamp next month, followed by a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) one in 2019. Semipostal stamps include a surcharge to raise funds for a specific cause. Today,…

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New semipostal stamps: Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD to be recognized

The Postal Service will release an Alzheimer‚Äôs semipostal stamp in November followed by a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) semipostal stamp in 2019. These will be the first of five new semipostal stamps that will be issued during a 10-year period, USPS announced Oct. 2. The three additional offerings have not yet been determined. Semipostal stamps…

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