In Inside USPS

Postal Heroes

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Sarah Ninivaggi

Part of my job since I started working for the Postal Service is reviewing the letters that are sent to our employee heroes. Those familiar with USPS may know about them — but theirs is a story certainly worth sharing. …

In Inside USPS

The Heritage Series: On Postal Uniforms

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Sarah Ninivaggi

Like most things in the Postal Service, city letter carriers’ uniforms have a long history. The first official uniforms were introduced in 1868, and required that a full coat and pants be worn at all times. Over the years, the …

In USPS How-Tos

Put your mail on hold — not your summer fun

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Paul Smith

The bags are packed and you’re ready to go. Timers for lights set? Check. Refrigerator cleaned out? Check. Wait, what about the mail? Rather than hope little Johnny next door is willing to retrieve your mail every day in exchange …

In Communities

Dear USPS

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Dear USPS:   I am anybody in any town USA (actually I am Jesse King and I live in Nevada City, California). I have a story I want to share with you and everyone else: As I was picking my kids …

In USPS How-Tos

Design Your Own Direct Mail

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Patricia Licata

Everyone likes to look spiffy, right? Why should your mail be any different? The Postal Service™ has teamed with several companies that can help customers create unique mail pieces, including greeting cards, newsletters and direct mail brochures, as well as …

In Inside USPS

Village Post Offices keep growing

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Sue Brennan

Sometimes a visit to your local Post Office™ just won’t fit into your busy schedule. That’s why the Postal Service™ now offers Village Post Offices (VPOs), which you’ll find inside convenience stores, gas stations, hardware stores, libraries and other neighborhood …