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To honor John Paul Stevens, the late U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, USPS facilities must fly flags at half-staff July 23.

Flag notice. All Postal Service facilities should fly the U.S. flag at half-staff Tuesday, July 23, to honor John Paul Stevens, a retired U.S. Supreme Court associate justice who died this week.

July 23 will be the day of Stevens’ interment.

To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position. The flag should be raised to the peak again before it’s lowered for the day.

For additional information, refer to the Postal Service’s Administrative Support Manual, which explains the organization’s guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.

Publication updates. The Postal Bulletin’s July 18 edition looks at the Postal Inspection Service’s efforts to protect USPS employees and the mail.

The publication also includes the latest updates to postal policies, forms and procedures.

Additionally, USPS recently mailed the summer issues of the Great Lakes Area Update and the Northeast Area Update to employees in those areas. The issues are also available on Blue and LiteBlue.

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