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James Bircher, a Ft. Worth, TX, Business Mail Entry Unit clerk, recently marked the 55th year of his postal career. From left are Supervisor Deon Crawford, Bircher, Manager Gerald Appling, Marketing Manager Janice Godlewski and Supervisor Mark Rutenschroer.

One of a kind. James Bircher has a unique distinction among USPS employees in Fort Worth, TX: He’s worked the longest.

Bircher, a Business Mail Entry Unit clerk, was recently recognized for his 55 years of service, the most of any employee in the city.

He joined the Postal Service in 1962 as a clerk in the Fort Worth Downtown Post Office and worked as a business mail entry trainer before joining his current unit in 1995.

Tax-and-send. The Postal Service’s Revenue Assurance team has a new email address to address questions about Post Office utility bills.

If your Post Office wants to report a utility bill with taxes or fees, attach a scanned copy of the bill to an email and send it with your contact information to

PERF reminder. USPS employees can make financial contributions to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF) to help colleagues affected by the recent hurricanes.

This special solicitation is not part of the Combined Federal Campaign, the annual charity drive for federal workplaces.

The PERF site has more information.

Stamp ceremony. The Celebrating African-American History and Culture stamp dedication has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 13, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. DPMG Ron Stroman will dedicate the stamp. Those interested in attending must RSVP online.

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