POSTAL NEWS

Over 93 percent First-Class Mail, 95 percent Marketing Mail delivered on-time since April 1

Over 93 percent First-Class Mail, 95 percent Marketing Mail delivered on-time since April 1

The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics showing continued strong performance across all mail categories for the first six weeks of the fiscal third quarter.   ...
Ramsay Post Office remains closed and the birds have moved in

Ramsay Post Office remains closed and the birds have moved in

Ramsay - The U.S. Post Office in Ramsay has been locked for more than five weeks, since regional postal authorities in Grand Rapids posted a notice of closure on March 8 ...
U.S. Postal Service offers reward in Stuarts Draft burglary case

U.S. Postal Service offers reward in Stuarts Draft burglary case

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who burglarized the Stuarts Draft Post Office ...
Woman accused of sending threatening letter to Susan Collins held without bail

Woman accused of sending threatening letter to Susan Collins held without bail

The Burlington woman accused of mailing a threatening letter to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins waived a probable cause hearing on Tuesday and agreed to be held without bail while her case is pending in federal court in Bangor ...
New USPS OIG Reports - Delivery delays, No fee PO Boxes and more

New USPS OIG Reports – Delivery delays, No fee PO Boxes and more

3 new USPS OIG reports released. Delivery delays, budget justification and no fee po boxes ...
About a Dozen Letter Carriers are Getting Publicly Shaved This Month, Here's Why

About a Dozen Letter Carriers are Getting Publicly Shaved This Month, Here’s Why

ALTON – Many letter carriers for the United States Postal Service in the Riverbend area have been sporting beards and mustaches during the winter months ...
Postal employee leads paying off - Programs exceed $400 million at mid-year

Postal employee leads paying off – Programs exceed $400 million at mid-year

USPS employees submitted more than 45,000 sales leads that resulted in $441 million in estimated annualized postal revenue during the first six months of fiscal 2019 ...
UNSUNG HEROES: Mail delivery is physical work

UNSUNG HEROES: Mail delivery is physical work

As many people in the Batesville community might know, Debbie Nobbe delivered mail for over 30 years on the same route ...
United States Postal Services testing new air horn in Phoenix to prevent dog attacks

United States Postal Services testing new air horn in Phoenix to prevent dog attacks

PHOENIX — It may just be a simple air horn, but this is the United States Postal Services latest weapon against dog attacks ...
Motorcycle battery exploded at Loves Park, IL post office, no one seriously hurt

Motorcycle battery exploded at Loves Park, IL post office, no one seriously hurt

Loves Park Police Chief Chuck Lynde tells 23 News a package with a motorcycle battery exploded at the building on Monday ...
Mail truck crash closes busy road in Wesley Hills, NY

Mail truck crash closes busy road in Wesley Hills, NY

A busy road in Wesley Hills was closed this morning after a U.S. mail truck crash on Route 306 ...
Postal Reform: Nothing Will Come of Nothing

Postal Reform: Nothing Will Come of Nothing

Any hopes of meaningful legislative reform in this Congress disappeared while watching the Senate hearing on the Presidential Task Force on the United States Postal System. Then the outlook got dimmer during the confirmation hearings for the President’s latest nominees to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors.  ...
USPS letter carrier has 5,000 hours of sick leave

USPS letter carrier has 5,000 hours of sick leave

John Vick is an employee you can count on. Co-workers sometimes joke that the letter carrier is practically “part of the fixtures” at Brevoort Station in Brooklyn, NY ...
Mold discovered in ceiling of Muscle Shoals Post Office

Mold discovered in ceiling of Muscle Shoals Post Office

MUSCLE SHOALS — The presence of mold in the ceiling of the U.S. Post office on Avalon Avenue was the reason the facility was closed abruptly in March after being shuttered for several months last year ...
Mail for the homeless: A local lifeline for people off the grid

Mail for the homeless: A local lifeline for people off the grid

Since 2010, Broad Street Ministry has served as a kind of post office for people experiencing homelessness. Those who comes in can claim the ministry’s address as their own ...
Mark Dimondstein: The U.S. Postal Service is owned by the people — let's keep it that way

Mark Dimondstein: The U.S. Postal Service is owned by the people — let’s keep it that way

As the tax deadline looms and millions scurry to get their forms sent on time, Tax Day is a good time to dispel the myth that the U.S. Postal Service is funded by tax dollars ...
USPS OIG: Advertising Mail: Mail Mix Matters

USPS OIG: Advertising Mail: Mail Mix Matters

At $20 billion in FY 2017, advertising mail is a significant source of revenue for the Postal Service ...
Mail carrier alleges dog owner failed to control pet

Mail carrier alleges dog owner failed to control pet

EDWARDSVILLE — A mail carrier is suing a Collinsville dog owner, alleging he fell after being attacked by the defendant's pet ...
How Spartan Motors in Ephrata assembles bodies of new mail trucks

How Spartan Motors in Ephrata assembles bodies of new mail trucks

From an unassuming Ephrata building in a relatively quiet neighborhood over the hill from Oregon Pike, new postal trucks are emerging at a rate of about eight per day ...
Detroit mail carrier speaks months after being attacked by pit bull, saved by neighbor

Detroit mail carrier speaks months after being attacked by pit bull, saved by neighbor

DETROIT - A Detroit postal worker attacked by a dog and saved by a good Samaritan has a message about keeping mail carriers safe ...
Mail truck collides with vehicles in Dekalb Illinois

Mail truck collides with vehicles in Dekalb Illinois

DeKALB – A postal truck collided with multiple vehicles on Sycamore Road on Friday after the driver suffered an apparent medical emergency, DeKalb police said ...
USPS DMM Revision: Overweight Items Clarification

USPS DMM Revision: Overweight Items Clarification

Effective June 23, 2019, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), section 601.1.2, to clarify the process for overweight items entered in the postal network ...
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