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Profitable tip

Boston Vehicle Maintenance Facility Acting Manager Henry Burke was talking with the owner of a transportation firm. The owner said he currently used one shipping company for domestic shipping and another for international, but was interested in shifting some business to the Postal Service. Burke submitted the lead to Boston Field Sales Representative Mark Zolla, […]

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Melanie Limon, Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Letter Carrier Melanie Limon was delivering mail when two crying children approached her. They said their brother was hurt and needed help. The children led Limon to a residence, where she found a teenager who had injured himself attempting suicide. Limon called 911 and administered first aid until help arrived. She later learned the […]

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Touch of grace

Ingrid Bergman will be featured on the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, the Postal Service announced June 25. The stamp, a joint issue by USPS and Posten AB of Sweden, will go on sale Aug. 20. The stamp will feature a circa 1940 image of Bergman by photographer Laszlo Willinger. Artist Kristen […]

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Cyber safety resources

Recent reports of data breaches and cyber intrusions — government, corporate and personal — serve as reminders that protecting corporate and personal information is a shared responsibility.  “We’ve strengthened our security protocols across the network and will continue to make improvements,” said Acting Chief Information Security Officer and Digital Solutions VP Greg Crabb. “However, we […]

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Postal Bulletin

The Postal Bulletin’s latest issue outlines the regulations for the proper display of U.S., Postal Service and POW-MIA flags. These are the only flags to be displayed at postal facilities, except those noted in the Administrative Support Manual. The June 25 Postal Bulletin also includes a Thrift Savings Plan fact sheet, recent stamp announcements and […]

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Lynn McMillan, Columbia, SC

Moncks Corner, SC, Rural Carrier Lynn McMillan was delivering mail when she encountered a man who had been assaulted and robbed. She called 911 and the man’s daughter. Emergency responders arrived and helped the man, who later sent McMillan a note to thank her. In 2010, McMillan rescued a man who fell into a ditch. […]

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The long run

Catalogs are making a comeback — but don’t tell that to Hammacher Schlemmer, whose mailings never went away. The prestigious retailer of high-tech gadgets and unusual products mails about 60 million catalogs each year. The publication debuted in 1881, making it the nation’s longest-running catalog. “There is no [better] mechanism to get your brand in […]

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New and improved

The Postal Service has made additional upgrades to WebEx, its online conferencing system. New features include: Meeting recurrence: Meeting schedulers can now modify individual meetings within a recurring meeting series to create exceptions. Host options: Hosts can now leave a meeting without ending it. Presenter role: This role automatically passes to the host when he […]

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A better Blue

The Postal Service has given Blue a makeover. The intranet’s home page has been streamlined to reduce scrolling. For example, the Featured Topics section, which used to be in the center of the page, has been moved to the lower right column. Also, the Important Employee Information box now appears under Essential Links. This box […]

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Delivering data

The Postal Service’s strategic investment in scanning technology is helping to grow the mailing industry, PMG Megan Brennan reports in her latest “Business Focus” video message. By scanning mail and packages, USPS is collecting valuable data and sharing its insights with business customers, the PMG explains. “Companies are getting detailed information from the Postal Service […]

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Collective success

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected 70.6 million pounds of food, organizers reported this week. This is the 12th consecutive year donations have surpassed 70 million pounds. Approximately 1.4 billion pounds have been collected since the drive began in 1992. Stamp Out Hunger, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and […]

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In the know

The Postal Service recently honored three employees for promptly handling information requests from the news media, government agencies and other organizations. The quarterly Chief FOIA Officer’s Awards recognize employees whose efforts ensure Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are addressed in a timely manner. Under the 1966 law, the public can request documents, emails and […]

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Scanning scorecard

Thirty-three districts scored 97 percent or higher in scanning last week, a new milestone for the Postal Service. Portland (97.88 percent) ranked first among the districts, followed by Sacramento (97.8 percent) and Greater Boston (97.79 percent). The other district pacesetters: Northern New England, Dakotas, San Diego, Western New York, Arkansas, Greater South Carolina, Northern Virginia, […]

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Making progress

The Postal Service is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving most other federal sustainability goals, according to new data.   USPS has several goals under the Sustainability and Energy Scorecard, an Office of Management and Budget initiative that directs agencies to publicly report their progress in becoming more environmentally responsible.   The goals include reducing […]

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Postal Bulletin

The Postal Bulletin’s latest issue profiles Colorado Springs, CO, Letter Carrier William Searuggs, one of several employees who recently received PMG Hero Awards. The awards, established in 2003, honor employees who perform heroic acts. Searuggs, a 15-year USPS veteran, came to the aid of a customer who fell and hit his head. The June 11 […]

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Be safe, be ready

The Postal Service reminds employees to be prepared for hurricane season, which began this month and continues through Nov. 30. Most coastal areas and the Caribbean are subject to hurricanes. The storms can cause high winds, heavy rain, flooding and other dangerous conditions. To prepare, take these steps: Complete a preparedness plan that includes a […]

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