USPS releases recommended military mailing dates for 2017 holidays

Delivering Holiday Cheer to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide 10/10/2017 WASHINGTON — The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but many people miss loved ones who are stationed overseas as military or diplomatic members. While the holidays are a hard time to be away from home, the U.S. Postal Service […]

USPS New Electric Mail Truck?

The first photos of a prototype mail delivery truck indicate that the U.S. Postal Service may be going electric. The photos were taken recently by a reader and electric vehicle enthusiast as a postal service worker delivered mail in Leesburg, Va., about 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Spy shots: The Postal Service’s New […]

USPS raises shipping prices 3.9%, first class letter goes to 50¢ January 21 2018

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2018 Penny Increase for the Forever Stamp WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class […]

Ohio Congressman, NALC Recognize Dayton Letter Carrier’s Heroism

10/4/2017 Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) today presented Letter Carrier Donte Cotton of Dayton, Ohio with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition and a Congressional Record of Congressman Turner’s speech on the House floor last week recognizing Mr. Cotton’s acts of heroism on his route. Mr. Cotton is being recognized this week by the National Association of […]

USPS testing Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Prototype in Arizona, Detroit and Northern Virginia

According to NALC…. NALC received an update from USPS regarding the progress of the development of the next generation delivery vehicle (NGDV), the new right-hand drive delivery vehicle that will eventually replace the current aging fleet. Currently, five manufacturers previously selected by USPS are creating prototype vehicles that meet certain specifications required by the Postal […]

USPS and Canada Post Preview The History of Hockey Joint-Issuance Stamps

Share the news: #HockeyStamps 10/5/2017 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post previewed The History of Hockey stamps that will be dedicated Oct. 20 and available nationwide that day. Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan will be joined by Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra for the 11 a.m. ET ceremony […]

National Postal Museum to Open Art Exhibition Celebrating Beautiful Blooms on Stamps

Original Stamp Artwork from the Postmaster General’s Collection 10/04/17 – “Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps,” opening Oct. 20 at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, celebrates the variety of flowering plants commemorated on U.S. postage stamps during the past 50 years. The exhibition, on view through July 14, 2019, explores the symbiotic relationship between flowering […]

USPS new benefit allow employees to upload tax info directly to third-party tax preparation services

The Postal Service implemented modifications to System of Records (SOR) 100.400 to reflect a new benefit to allow employees, who voluntarily elect to be able to automatically upload information from their individual W-2 and 1095-C forms directly to a third-party tax preparation service. Employee tax information, such as their Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement […]

USPS seeking input from postal community on how to deal with overweight parcels

10/4/2017 The Postal Service is contemplating amendment of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to address the challenges presented by overweight parcels that make their way into the postal network. To aid us in this effort, we are requesting comments from the postal community regarding a variety of […]

Five plead guilty to stealing credit cards from Georgia airport, mail facility

10/4/2017 ATLANTA – Treveyon Herring, one of five defendants charged with stealing credit cards from the baggage loading areas of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and a private mail sorting facility, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy. “Americans depend on the United States mail system to carry some of their most vital and sensitive correspondence, like […]