USPS: Make emergency preparedness a priority

August 31, 2023 September is¬†National Preparedness Month, and the Postal Service is encouraging employees to take time to prepare for the unexpected. ‚ÄúDisaster professionals suggest scheduling time on your calendar to create an emergency plan,‚ÄĚ said USPS Corporate Affairs Vice President Judy de Torok, who oversees the organization‚Äôs continuity and preparedness team. Here are some…

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USPS: Maui fires – Post Office closed in Lahaina, HI

August 21, 2023 All USPS employees on Maui have been accounted for after wildfires engulfed large swaths of the Hawaiian island this month, the worst natural disaster in the state‚Äôs history. Seven postal workers lost their homes, and the homes of two others were damaged. The town of Lahaina ‚ÄĒ once the capital of the…

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NALC urging USPS to protect carriers from hazardous air quality

June 08, 2023 Use of face masks/filtering face pieces is recommended. City letter carriers in the Midwest, New England and along the eastern seaboard are facing hazardous working conditions caused by smoke from hundreds of wildfires blazing across central and eastern Canada. The air quality index (AQI), a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency metric for fine…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Preparedness Month

Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods can strike at almost any time, and are just some of the disasters we face each year. These events can generate fear, frustration, and even depression; yet, planning ahead can help response and recovery, and relieve some of the anxiety and stress caused by unexpected events. Effective planning for emergencies…

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PMG DeJoy updates employees in new video

September 17, 2020 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy updates employees on the organization‚Äôs recent activities. Topics include operational changes; service improvements; the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the response to Hurricane Laura, wildfires and other emergencies; and the Postal Service‚Äôs commitment to deliver election-related mail. DeJoy, who…

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USPS: Employees urged to beware of wildfires

The Postal Service is reminding employees to be cautious of wildfires like those occurring this month in California, Oregon and Washington. Wildfires ‚ÄĒ which can happen anywhere, anytime ‚ÄĒ often are sparked by human activity or lightning strikes. They can spread quickly, particularly in areas experiencing hot weather conditions, high winds and little rain. To…

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