December 30, 2022
The Postal Service has another busy year in 2023.
On Jan. 22, USPS will raise Shipping Services product prices approximately 3.6 percent for Priority Mail service and 6.6 percent for Priority Mail Express service.
The organization has announced plans for 23 stamp releases next year, kicking off with Jan. 5 releases of the Red Fox and School Bus stamps.
Year of the Rabbit, the latest Lunar New Year stamp, will be released Jan. 12, and this year’s two Love stamps will be released Jan. 19.
The Combined Federal Campaign is slated to conclude Jan. 14.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is scheduled for May 13, and the National Postal Forum — the mailing industry’s largest annual meeting — is slated for May 21-24 in Charlotte, NC.
The Postal Service is tentatively slated to recognize National Dog Bite Awareness Week in June; National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week in November; and USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month in December.
The USPS and other federal agencies will observe the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, on June 19.
Meanwhile, Independence Day will fall on a Tuesday in 2023 and Christmas Day will fall on a Monday, as will New Year’s Day 2024.