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Remembering Betty Ford

The Postal Service has released a video on its new Betty Ford stamp. The stamp honors the former first lady, who was widely admired for her support of women’s rights and her candor about the serious health challenges she faced. The four-minute video features comments from Susan Ford Bales, her daughter; Dr. Joseph Lee, president […]

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Go behind the scenes of the latest USPS ad campaign

A new video takes viewers behind the scenes of the Postal Service’s latest television advertising campaign. The campaign, titled “Turn Shipping to Your Advantage,” consists of three 15-second ads that highlight USPS Ground Advantage, the organization’s newest shipping offering. The three-minute behind-the-scenes video features the Postal Service employees who helped create the campaign, as well […]

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A greener tomorrow

The latest episode of the “Mailin’ It!” podcast looks at the Postal Service’s environmental sustainability efforts. Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé, environmental affairs and corporate sustainability senior director, is the guest. The 23-minute episode, released Tuesday, April 2, is available on Link and other postal websites, as well as most podcast platforms. […]

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Delivering courage — and compassion

A Postal Service employee who saved a customer being attacked by a dog received the top hero of the year award from the National Association of Letter Carriers this week. Philip Moon, an Amarillo, TX, letter carrier, was in his delivery vehicle last fall when he saw the woman being attacked. He pulled the customer […]

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USPS raised $2.85 million for the Combined Federal Campaign   

USPS employees pledged $2.8 million during the most recent Combined Federal Campaign, which ended Jan. 15. Including the monetary value of more than 2,100 volunteer hours pledged, the total USPS contribution was $2.85 million. “Every year, Postal Service employees come through for the Combined Federal Campaign — and the 2023-24 campaign was no exception,” said […]

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Giving back

My name is Tomasz Drzal and I’m a letter carrier in Hicksville, NY, which is part of Long Island. I came to the United States from the south of Poland when I was 16. I went to school in Connecticut for the last two years of high school. I played soccer to help me adjust. […]

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‘Financial Literacy’

Postal Service employees may participate in an upcoming webinar on reducing financial stress, creating a budget and using employee health benefits most effectively. The session, “Financial Literacy,” will be held Tuesday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. Representatives from Kaiser Permanente, a provider of health plans for federal employees, will lead the discussion. […]

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History came alive at the Underground Railroad stamp ceremony

The Postal Service celebrated the ingenuity, bravery and resilience of the men and women who helped guide enslaved people to freedom before the Civil War at the March 9 dedication ceremony for the Underground Railroad stamps. The event was held in Church Creek, MD, at a visitor center named for Harriet Tubman, a conductor for […]

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Are you safeguarding your money?

“Mailin’ It!,” the Postal Service podcast, is marking National Consumer Protection Week. The March 5 episode features an interview with Eric Shen, a postal inspector who discusses investment fraud, including the deceptive tactics fraudsters use to lure unsuspecting victims. The 28-minute episode is available on Link and other postal websites, as well as most podcast […]

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Safety first

In its latest episode, the “Mailin’ It!” podcast delves into the complexities of handling hazardous materials. The discussion covers regulations, employee training, transportation, public safety and more. The 26-minute episode, released Feb. 22, is available on Link and other postal websites, as well as most podcast platforms. […]

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Once isn’t enough

After a two-year break, “News Quiz” is back to test your knowledge of recent Link stories. The correct answers appear at the end. 1. Fill in the blank: By fiscal year 2030, USPS seeks to increase package recyclability to (blank). a) 74 percent b) 75 percent c) 88 percent d) None of the above 2. […]

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Access to GetThere booking tool has changed

USPS employees who use the GetThere travel booking tool no longer need a username and password to access the web-based app. Instead, employees will have to access GetThere by using special URLs, depending on whether they are individually billed account or centrally billed account users. The new URLs can be found on the Travel and […]

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Music man

My name is Christian Johnston and I’m a USPS customer relations coordinator in Salt Lake City. When I’m not at work, you might find me onstage, performing in musicals throughout my native Utah. Currently, I’m in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” a darkly hilarious show that opened in January. I’ve also recently been […]

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Enter the dragon

The Postal Service dedicated its latest Year of the Dragon stamp during a ceremony in Seattle on Jan. 25. “For more than three decades, the Postal Service has issued stamps highlighting the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in many Asian cultures,” said Eduardo H. Ruiz Jr., WestPac Area vice president, who spoke at […]

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USPS unveils first charging stations and electric delivery vehicles

The Postal Service, alongside White House officials, unveiled its first set of electric vehicle charging stations at the organization’s South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center on Jan. 22. Charging stations like those at the Atlanta facility will be installed at hundreds of new sorting and delivery centers across the United States throughout the year and […]

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USPS wants everyone to know its policy regarding firearms on postal property

Employee safety is a top priority for the Postal Service, which is why the organization wants to ensure everyone is aware of its longstanding policy on firearms on postal property. A recent Florida district court decision is being misreported or may be misinterpreted as holding that the Postal Service’s ban on carrying firearms — either […]

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Need help sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? These employees have advice

If you’re like many people, the New Year’s resolutions you made a few weeks ago are already becoming a thing of the past. Almost a quarter of those who make resolutions quit them after the first week of January, according to one study by the University of Scranton. Some Postal Service employees who’ve bucked that […]

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Much of the nation is dealing with harsh winter weather this week

After observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the start of the week, USPS will resume regular delivery and retail services on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in a nation firmly in winter’s grip. About 150 million Americans — or 45 percent of the nation’s population — are under a wind chill warning or advisory, according […]

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On the hunt

My name is Rachael Kneisly and I’m a team leader for the Postal Inspection Service in Washington, DC. My group focuses on combating drugs in the mail. We’re hunters. We focus on drug trafficking organizations that send narcotics, money and illegal firearms through the mail, and use analytics and street work to stop them. My […]

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Here’s what Link covered Jan. 8-13

The holiday season is now a memory for many, but the Postal Service’s busiest time of year was still making news in Link last week. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy led his latest employee video message with a review of the organization’s performance during the holidays. We also introduced you to a quartet of letter carriers […]

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Veterans roundtable

The Postal Service will hold its next online veterans roundtable for employees on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Warren Small Jr., a Vietnam War veteran and retired New York state court clerk, will lead a discussion on the importance of staying resilient, and Tena Branstetter, a USPS human resources manager, will discuss navigating […]

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Who let the dogs out?

Rural Carrier Gary Sherman saw smoke coming from a home in Warsaw, NY, while he was delivering mail recently. The Postal Service employee, who is also a volunteer firefighter, called 911 and headed to the residence to warn anyone inside. No one was home, but Sherman could hear the customer’s dogs. He found an unlocked […]

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Beck appointed to Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has appointed Graham Beck, a business executive and stamp collector, to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, the USPS panel that makes recommendations for future stamp subjects. Since 2016, Beck has promoted philately through a YouTube channel, Exploring Stamps, that has gained more than 32,000 subscribers and almost 4 million views during […]

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USPS reports consistent delivery performance

The average time for the Postal Service to deliver a mailpiece or package across the nation was 2.8 days from Jan. 1-5, which marked the beginning of fiscal year 2024’s second quarter. The organization reported the data Jan. 12. During the Jan. 1-5 period, USPS delivered 87.5 percent of First-Class Mail on time when compared […]

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Happy birthday, Mr. Franklin

Perhaps it’s fitting that the Postal Service, an organization that has touched every corner of American life, can trace its roots to the most quintessential American. Benjamin Franklin, the nation’s first postmaster general, was born 318 years ago on Jan. 17, 1706. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution and […]

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Best of the West, bar none

Leroy Brown, a general clerk at the Los Angeles International Service Center, recently marked 70 years of federal service — 68 of them with USPS. At a celebration in his honor held late last year, the Western Division processing operations team presented Brown with a certificate and special service coin, and family, friends and colleagues […]

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The new Love stamp has arrived

The Postal Service will release its latest Love stamp on Friday, Jan. 12. The stamp is the newest addition to the popular Love series that began in 1973. This year’s stamp depicts a pink, heart-sealed envelope delivered by a bird in flight. The word “forever” appears in pink cursive in the upper left corner. Antonio […]

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s latest employee video message is now available

In his latest video message for employees, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the Postal Service’s performance during the holiday season. He also updates employees on the organization’s efforts to become a high-performing logistics and delivery provider under the Delivering for America plan. Additionally, DeJoy talks about the Postal Service’s plans for the next 18 months […]

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