USPS Issues Extraordinary Measures Memorandum

“As we draw closer to the November 3, 2020, general election more information is being provided today to further supplement and reiterate previous guidance. This Memorandum follows those issued on Sept. 21 (Clarifying Operational Instructions), Sept. 25 (Additional Resources), and Oct. 13 (Supplemental Guidance). This series of Memoranda supports the timely and efficient handling of…

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USPS: Video explains how to reduce COVID-19 risk

A new Postal Service video shows how employees can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The two-minute video, “Guidelines to Reduce COVID-19 Risk in Administrative Offices,” is geared especially toward employees who work in area and district offices, as well as USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. The video advises employees to wear face coverings,…

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USPS retreats from dire financial forecast

Washington Postal Scene by Bill McAllister June 25, 2020 The United States Postal Service has officially retreated from its dire financial forecast saying that it would be out of cash by June. The new forecast, given to mailer associations June 22, is actually two forecasts, according to Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of…

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USPS PMG DeJoy discusses USPS, praises employees (video)

In a new video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the Postal Service’s essential role in American life and thanks employees for their dedication to the organization and its customers. “Over the past several months, the importance of the United States Postal Service has been more apparent than ever,” DeJoy says. “This institution helps to…

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USPS Statement on Coronavirus (4/29/20)

Media Statement – COVID-19 April 29, 2020 The United States Postal Service is proud of the work our more than 600,000 employees play in processing, transporting, and delivering mail and packages for the American public. We provide a vital public service that is a part of this nation’s critical infrastructure. The Postal Service has a…

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New group will lead USPS response to coronavirus

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has established COVID-19 Response Command, a group within the Postal Service that will help ensure the organization takes a comprehensive approach to its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The group is led by Kristin Seaver, who has stepped away from her regular duties as chief information officer to serve as…

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USPS: Acting Eastern Area VP announced

Angela Curtis has been appointed Eastern Area’s acting vice president. The area is home to more than 50 million customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Western New York and portions of New Jersey, Virginia and Indiana. Eastern Area has more than 85,000 employees who work in 35 processing and distribution centers, four…

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USPS: Blue collection box gets musical makeover

Customers depositing mail inside one blue collection box this month are receiving some holiday cheer in return. The box, which sits outside USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, plays clips from popular holiday tunes when customers open the door. Engineering Systems designed the technology and is testing it through the holidays. “It’s really fun to use…

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