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Dan the Mailman looks to deliver his first 5K run, inspired by others

-1660e0a438425cb6A letter carrier for more than 10 years, Kaczanowski saw the sign in mid-April on the lawn of one of the houses on his 21-mile postal route. As you might expect from someone who has seen a ton of cards and letters, he left that homeowner a note. “He asked: ‘Is it too late to […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:28 pm

New York Morgan Processing and Distribution Center Efficiency | USPS Office of Inspector General

2016-05-06 at 4.43 PMBackground The U.S. Postal Service has more than 250 mail processing facilities nationwide. These facilities sort and distribute mail for dispatch and eventual delivery. Post offices, stations, and branches in designated ZIP Code service areas send originating mail to mail processing centers for processing and dispatch and receive mail from the centers for delivery to […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:27 pm

USPS testing receipt ads

receiptadsPostal Service retail sites are testing the effectiveness of advertising on paper receipts. More than 200 sites across the nation are determining if ads on the back of standard receipts can raise awareness of USPS products and help cut printing costs. The test includes URLs to help track the number of visits to the My […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:26 pm

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng works to Improve Mail Delivery in Queens

mengToday, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) received a letter from the U.S. Postal Service saying that it has taken action to improve mail delivery in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The correspondence is in response to a letter Meng sent to U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan in March about poor mail service in the area. The […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:25 pm

New USPS video highlights business survey

PointOfView_story-video-promoTaking care of business customers is a priority for the Postal Service, Consumer and Industry Affairs VP Jim Nemec says in his latest “Point of View” video. Commercial mailers and large businesses account for 60 percent of USPS revenue, Nemec notes. “Keeping this important customer segment satisfied is … critical to our continued success,” he […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:24 pm

New video highlights food drive recipients

FoodDriveVideo2_story-video-promoPeople who rely on the food donations collected through the Stamp Out Hunger drive discuss its importance in a new video. “I had to flee domestic violence … me and my son,” one woman who receives food from a pantry in Fairfax, VA, says in the 5-minute segment. Kirsten Bourne, director of marketing for Capital […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:23 pm

Post office hour cuts taking toll on employees and customers

uspspostofficeWhen the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) first announced reduced hours for some postal locations in 2012, neither postal employees nor their customers anticipated the full impact of that decision. Over the past four years, however, the effects of the cuts have finally come home to roost, with both those delivering postal services and those receiving […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:20 pm

United Parcel Service, Inc, FedEx Corporation to Benefit from New US Trade Rules

960-ups-fedex-benefit-us-trade-rulesBig opportunities lie ahead for package-delivery companies, as changes in US trade rules have now made it easier for American consumers to buy foreign goods online. As per the updated rules, implemented last month, Americans can now import up to $800 worth of most foreign products without paying any duties or tax. Previously, Americans could […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:18 pm

International Marketing | USPS Office of Inspector General

2016-05-06 at 4.26 PMBackground The U.S. Postal Service recorded $2.8 billion in revenue from international products and services in fiscal year (FY) 2015, which was 4 percent of its total revenue. Postal Service international products and services include Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Mail International, and First-Class Package International Service. To market […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:17 pm

Former Lafayette postal employee pleads guilty to stealing gift cards

gulltypleaUnited States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Lafayette woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing gift cards from envelopes while working as a postal employee. According to the guilty plea, Moore-Parker worked as a U.S. Postal Service employee from Oct. 8 to Oct. 31, 2015 and was entrusted with mail matter. During that time, she […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:16 pm

Our nation’s drug problem is also a postal service problem

imageAlong with many pertinent questions posed by Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rob Portman(R-OH), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Jon Tester(D-MT), Sen. Heidi Heitkemp (D-ND), asked directly about the nature of the collaboration among our federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service. “How do we improve that relationship? How do we staff these Postal inspectors with drug […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:11 pm

Suspect accused of ‘fishing’ more than $20,000 worth of checks from U.S. mailboxes caught after chase

danielCaught on camera: A crook fishing at a mailbox in Pierce County. Check out the video below where U.S. Postal Inspectors say Daniel Anderson rolls up to a blue collection box and immediately casts out some type of fishing line or other type of wire string with a device attached to it that’s sticky with […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:09 pm

Mailman who ruined Christmas can’t even get to court on time 

bx156_2e62_9The lazy Queens mailman who always rang … well, never, has gone from “overwhelmed” to oversleeping. Daniel Darby, who federal authorities say tossed out a heap of Christmas cards and gifts last year instead of delivering them, was nearly 40 minutes late to court Thursday to face the misdemeanor charges against him. The post-postman was […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:08 pm

On-Time Delivery of Mail Fell Precipitously in 2015

usps-flagIn a year when business mailers were still being forced pay an extra 4.3% for the same mail service, service standards tanked, according to the Postal Regulatory Commission. An analysis of the U.S. Postal Service’s 2015 Annual Performance Report (APR) by the regulator found USPS failed to meet its goals for delivering high-quality services and […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:07 pm

Amazon leases 20 more jets for growing air-cargo fleet

amazonnewAmazon.com will lease 20 cargo planes from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a deal that will double the size of the tech and retail giant’s emerging air force and could give it a sizable stake in a second air-freight company. The move comes just a few months after Amazon struck a similar deal with Air Cargo […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:06 pm

Man charged with scamming US Postal Service for $400K

usps-postage_stampsHe is accused of stealing nearly half a million dollars from the postal service by underpaying for postage. According to the complaint, the Riveras’ business called Advanced Business which sold cash register tape, used counterfeit labels to ship the products. Counterfeit Priority mail labels were being placed over first class mail labels, which dropped the […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:03 pm

Suspect in home invasion was wearing a postal uniform

robbery2A woman was seriously hurt after being shot during a home invasion on the Southwest Side and at least seven others have been wounded in separate shootings in the city since Thursday evening, police said. The woman was in her garden apartment on the 5900 block of South Kenneth Avenue in the West Lawn neighborhood at 4 […]

Posted on 6 May 2016 | 6:02 pm