Archive for the ‘US Post Office News’ Category

Office Depot rolls out U.S. Postal Service offerings

Office Depot has announced the nationwide rollout of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) offerings within the company’s retail store locations. With this new agreement in place, Office Depot becomes the first national retailer to offer Postal Service shipping products and services. According to the company, customers are now able to purchase shipping supplies and stamps, as […]

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Post Office honors WV Civil Rights Leader J.R. Clifford

J.R. Clifford, pictured left, is featured on a stamp in the new Civil Rights Pioneers series Until about five years ago, J.R. Clifford’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement were virtually unknown. This year Clifford is one of 12 Civil Rights pioneers honored with a stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. Clifford was the first […]

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For Those Doing Bulk Direct Mail

The US Postal Service has approved the first two-way postage indicia for reusable envelopes (great, they are going greener). EcoEnvelopes will make the envelopes for them. You will be able to use one-printed indicia – markings showing that postage has been paid – for both outgoing and reply postage on an envelope. These are available […]

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Missing East Bay Postal Worker Found

Oakland police say a missing U.S. Postal Service mail handler has been found in Oakland. Shirley Anne Jones was found alive in Oakland at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Jones, 65, had not been seen since Thursday morning outside of her work at 1675 Seventh St. She was disoriented and trying to get into her vehicle, police […]

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Postal service announces plan for new bypass mail hubs

Postal officials, concerned about the high costs of providing bypass mail service to rural Alaska, have announced plans to go ahead with a measure to create hubs at remote locations. Steve Deaton, mail specialist for the U.S. Postal Service in Alaska, told the Anchorage Air Cargo Association on Jan. 27 of the agency’s intent to […]

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Five-Time Winner, U.S. Postal Service Again Named ‘Most Trusted’

Consumers Rank USPS at Top of 74 Agencies in Ponemon Institute Survey The premier privacy trust study in America has named the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) the “Most Trusted Government Agency” for an impressive fifth year in a row. More than 87 percent of the 7,000 Americans surveyed by the Ponemon Institute in its 2009 […]

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New Service Standards Raise the Bar, Add Classes of Mail to be Measured

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National on-time performance scores for the delivery of First-Class Mail reached 96 percent and 93 percent of customers gave the U.S. Postal Service highest satisfaction marks as the Postal Service debuted a new, national standards rating process. For almost 20 years, the Postal Service has contracted with an outside entity to measure […]

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USPS OKs two-way postage for reusable envelopes

The US Postal Service has approved the first two-way postage indicia for mailers using reusable envelopes. EcoEnvelopes, a designer of reusable envelopes, was authorized by the USPS to make the envelopes, for which mailers using approved reusable envelopes can use one printed indicia – markings showing that postage has been paid – for both outgoing […]

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Post office unveils NAACP stamps

Aiken Branch NAACP president Brendolyn Jenkins, right, and Aiken Post Office postmaster Kathy Jenks formally unveil large replicas of 12 civil rights leaders commemorated in a six-stamp collection. Every year the U.S. Postal Service issues a stamp honoring a civil rights leader. The NAACP is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month and, on this occasion, […]

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Amazon target of mysterious postal investigation

Amazon’s annual regulatory filing, released yesterday, contains a curious disclosure: “In January 2009, we learned that the United States Postal Service, including the Postal Service Office of Inspector General, is investigating our compliance with Postal Service rules, and we are cooperating.”

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