USPS teams up with FBI to provide biometrics at 100 post offices

The Postal Service is looking to make the most of its massive delivery network by expanding its portfolio of services to include biometrics and geospatial data.

Two years into a pilot with the FBI, USPS now provides digital fingerprinting services at more than 100 post offices across the country, and is looking to provide services that could help agencies onboard and vet trusted employees for their remote workforce.

Before this partnership, the FBI had up to a 14-week turnaround time to process fingerprints for its Identity History Summary Check, but local post offices have processed these fingerprints in less than a day. People go through the fingerprinting program if they apply for a visa, adopt a child or apply for jobs working with children.

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