• Internal Service Performance Measurement (SPM) will replace External First-Class (EXFC), a system that relies heavily on support from an outside organization. EXFC will be retired Sept. 30, and Internal SPM will become the Postal Service’s official service reporting and recording system Oct. 1.

  • CUNA joined other trade association in sending a letter to House leaders urging the adoption of Rep. Patrick McHenry’s (R-N.C.) amendment to the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from providing banking services. 

  • Critical situations require men and women who possess the training and knowledge to rescue the endangered, treat the injured, and restore safety and order. With this stamp, the Postal Service recognizes all first responders for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery.

  • The soldiers who work inside a U.S. Army Post Office (APO) in Poland say mail remains the most reliable way to communicate with their faraway loved ones.

  • The Postal Service traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General. To help mark the occasion, here are 12 things to know about USPS

  • The Postal Service has made progress in addressing safety and security issues at retail facilities but much remains to be done, according to an IG report summarizing a series of individual reports on all seven postal geographic operating areas.

  • CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio — Friends of Ginger Ballard gathered at Chestnut Ridge Mountain Bike Trail in Canal Winchester Monday evening to dedicate a maple tree planted in her honor.

  • Authorities said they found a black, 1991 Chevrolet S10 pickup in the driveway, the bed of which was full of undelivered mail. Police also said they found mail in a blue Dodge Intrepid, as well as a 3-foot-high stack of mail in the garage, all undelivered.

  • Today, a group of 10 bipartisan representatives introduced a House Resolution (H. Res. 993) calling on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and not be subject to privatization.

  • Glamorous perks are not usually what you think of when it comes to the US Postal Service. Julie Watts tell us the USPS is offering them to lure new carriers in San Francisco.

  • U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) plans to reverse unexpected increases to U.S. postal rates that are negatively impacting nonprofits that send care packages to American military members serving overseas.

  • Requiring the United States Postal Services (USPS) to increase shipping rates for package deliveries would add to the already increasing burden on consumers and small business owners caused by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to demand sales taxes from out-of-state businesses.

  • Times are changing. The Postal Service is changing the hours for its Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) Help Desk. Beginning Saturday, July 21, the hours of operation will be from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Central time, Monday-Saturday. The TACS Help Desk is closed Sundays.

  • We don’t think of state and federal agencies as financial services institutions, but that’s exactly what Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., proposed last month. Her proposal would expand the role of the Post Office to include offering financial services like debit cards, check cashing, and small-dollar loans to everyday people.

  • The United Parcel Service has gone back to court to continue its challenge of a ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning how the Postal Service determines the costs of its products.


Postal Vehicle Fires

We have kept a list of postal vehicle fires since 2014. While not all inclusive, this does show the numbers yearly and provides links to fire information.

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