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The road ahead

Here’s what’s coming in 2022

Buckle up for a busy 2022.

The Postal Service has another busy year in 2022.

On Jan. 9, USPS will raise Shipping Services product prices approximately 3.1 percent for Priority Mail service and 3.1 percent for Priority Mail Express service. The next price adjustment for market-dominant products is scheduled to happen in July.

The organization has announced plans for 20 stamp releases next year, including two Love stamps on Jan. 14 and Year of the Tiger, the latest Lunar New Year stamp, on Jan. 20.

The Combined Federal Campaign is slated to conclude Jan. 15.

After being sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic, two big springtime events are poised to return this year: The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is scheduled for May 14, while the National Postal Forum — the mailing industry’s largest annual meeting — is slated for May 15-18 in Phoenix.

The Postal Service is tentatively slated to recognize National Dog Bite Awareness Week in June; National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week in November; and USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month in December.

The newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, falls on a Sunday this year, so USPS and other federal agencies will observe the holiday on June 20.

Meanwhile, Independence Day will fall on a Monday in 2022 and Christmas Day will fall on a Sunday, as will New Year’s Day 2023.