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Post Offices mark survey’s start, end dates

USPS employee applies a special postmark to mail
Kailee Lewis, a part-time flexible employee at the Coggon, IA, Post Office, applies a special postmark to mail following the office’s recent ZIP Code Day event.

The Postal Pulse employee survey that began last month holds special significance for two USPS locations.

The ZIP Codes served by the Post Offices in Coggon, IA (52218), and Bartelso, IL (62218), align with the survey’s start and end dates: May 22 and June 22.

Postmasters at both offices are making the most of a Postal Pulse twist on the “date meets ZIP” phenomenon, which occurs when a date matches a local ZIP Code.

“I tell my employees to be honest and complete the survey. It’s the only way your voice will be heard,” said Coggon Postmaster Cynthia Luchtenburg.

The Coggon Post Office also offered a special postmark May 22, and employees took time to remember Betty McClelland, an employee who died last fall.

“She was the one that actually got the ball rolling on our ZIP Code Day,” Luchtenburg said.

Breese, IL, Postmaster Kathy Albrecht, who oversees the Bartelso Post Office, is also using her community’s ZIP Code Day to encourage employees to complete the survey.

Bartelso will also offer a special postmark June 22 and co-host a community festival with the Breese Post Office, which serves ZIP Code 62230.

“We’re all excited,” Albrecht said.

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