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US Postal Service Mail, Package Shipping and Delivery Delays

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier gathers mail to load into his truck before making delivery in 2013. David Goldman AP file WASHINGTON The United States Postal Service is changing delivery times on Friday, which means mail across the country could experience delays of up to two days in the future. The changes also mean […]

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US Postal Service: Better use of climate data could improve climate resilience of postal facilities

What the GAO found GAO analysis of United States Postal Service (USPS) data found that approximately 1,065 USPS facilities, or about 3% of the USPS’s more than 32,000 facilities, suffered damage from 21 weather-related natural disasters in fiscal years 2015 through 2019. Damage from floods, hurricanes, winter storms, and other disasters cost the USPS more […]

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The financial problems of the US Postal Service and some actions that could remedy them (video)

The US Postal Service plays a vital role in the country’s communication and commerce. It is also the largest postal service in the world, delivering approximately 49% of all mail sent worldwide. Despite this, USPS faces challenges that threaten its financial viability, which is why it is on our high-risk list. Today’s WatchBlog article and […]

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Here are the changes coming to the Postal Service – NBC Boston

On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service will begin implementing service changes that will impact the delivery time of certain first-class mail and periodicals. The changes also mean shipping packages will be more expensive during this year’s holiday season. The move is part of the agency’s ten-year plan to improve service and achieve financial sustainability. Here’s […]

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Secret Postal Service unit probed Jan 6 on social media – POLITICO

The documents also point to potential flaws in the January 6 select committee’s investigation by revealing concerns about a company it is not known to be reviewing. And these documents point to a new challenge for law enforcement in the post-January era. 6 era: how to follow the extremist organization on a multitude of discreet […]

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US Postal Service Primer: Answers to key questions about reform issues

What the primer includes This primer explains how the United States Postal Service (USPS) works and why it needs to be reformed, and discusses some options for addressing reform issues. GAO provides answers to questions about USPS fundamentals and postal reform issues in a concise, easy-to-understand format. These responses are based largely on previous GAO […]

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3 brothers tried to defraud the postal service, UPS, Citizens Bank

Three brothers have been charged by indictment with attempting to defraud the United States Postal Service, UPS and Citizens Bank of hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal authorities said. Zumar Dubose, 32, of Atlantic City, NJ; Abdush Dubose, 34, of Boynton Beach, Florida; and Kariem Dubose, 40, of Philadelphia, PA; were charged with mail fraud, […]

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Postal Service adds 57 locations in West Texas to new local delivery pilot

US Post press release WEST TEXAS — The U.S. Postal Service’s unprecedented pilot offer for neighborhood businesses has added 57 locations in West Texas. The USPS Connect Local pilot launched July 19 at seven locations in Dallas and Houston and is now available at 736 postal locations across Texas. Additional pilot sites will be added […]

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Here’s why the postal service is experiencing delays.

Postal delivery issues continue to plague Berks County. Agency officials acknowledge that the service is experiencing delivery delays and say several factors are contributing to the problems. In a statement from a local Postal Service spokesperson, the agency cited unprecedented challenges amid the ongoing COVID pandemic, including staffing shortages at many of its central post […]

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Sending a vacation package will cost more as the US Postal Service raises rates

Camp Lemonnier Post Office staff prepare for the holiday mail rush on December 12, 2019. A temporary increase in U.S. Postal Service shipping rates from October 3, 2021 through December 26, 2021, for the peak season vacation, will affect service members and others outside the United States who have military or diplomatic mailing addresses. (Marquis […]

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Postal Service Offers Same-Day Next-Day Delivery to Local Businesses | Local

The U.S. Postal Service has expanded a new pilot program to East Texas offering businesses same-day or next-day local-to-local package delivery at 82 locations in the Tyler and Longview areas. The USPS Connect Local pilot program launched on July 19 at seven postal facilities in Dallas and Houston and is now available at 385 postal […]