USPS OIG: Value to the Nation

Did you know that July 1 is National Postal Worker Day? In its honor, we’re going to run a blog series during the month of July that focuses on the value the Postal Service brings to the nation. We all know the Postal Service delivers mail to almost every address six days a week. And there is probably no time like the present to make us appreciate our postal carrier delivering our medications and supplies. But the Postal Service provides even greater value than regular mail delivery. Historically, the nation has benefited from having the Postal Service play the roles of a national infrastructure and government presence.

Over the next four weeks, we will tell a different story of how the Postal Service has contributed to our national infrastructure:

  • July 6 – The Postal Service’s critical role in ensuring and providing essential services, including voting by mail and disaster recovery.
  • July 13 – The Postal Service’s development of the national address system and the ZIP Code.
  • July 20 – The value the Postal Service provides to remote and rural communities.
  • July 27 – The Postal Service’s value to the economy.

Tell us what you think. Are there other ways the Postal Service brings value? What do you personally value about the Postal Service or postal workers? What roles do you think the Postal Service should play in the future?

Source: Value to the Nation | USPS Office of Inspector General

Related: National Postal Worker Day – July 1 (from 2019)

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