USPS carrier reaches 1 million miles driven without an accident: Linn’s Buzz

March 29, 2016 10:44 AM

33-year United States Postal Service carrier Patrick Barton received the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Club award last week after reaching the milestone without a single preventable accident on his record.


Possible trouble ahead for political mail, USPS service to Cuba resumes: Week’s Most Read

March 25, 2016 08:25 AM

Also this week, the U.S. 1936 Great Seal airmail special delivery stamp was the focus of our Tip of the Week, a contributor put two stamp-perforation-measuring computer programs to the test, and the APS announced its considering changes to its World Series of Philately exhibiting.


Chicago’s massive, vacant post office being fought over: Linn’s Buzz

March 22, 2016 10:47 AM

A British company that purchased the historic Old Main Post Office says it will fight any effort by the City of Chicago to acquire the building through eminent domain.


USPS Inspector General report sees trouble ahead for 2016 political mailings

March 21, 2016 02:36 PM

Every four years, the United States Postal Service counts on a surge of political mailings to fill its mailbags. This year expectations are high, with postal officials hoping for as much as $1 billion in added revenue, more than double the level of 2012 political mailings. But the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General is throwing cold water on those estimates.


Postmark marks anniversary of postcard collectors club in Portland, Oregon

March 18, 2016 10:21 AM

A postmark showing a duck and a carousel is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Webfooters Post Card Club of Portland, Ore. The group is celebrating March 26 with an anniversary event at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion in Portland that includes a post office cancellation station, social hour, guest speaker and more.


Baseball postmark to honor first major league player from Puerto Rico

March 11, 2016 09:59 AM

The start of the 2016 major league baseball season is only days away, and a new postmark from San Juan, Puerto Rico, pays tribute to the man who was the first major league player from Puerto Rico. Hiram Bithorn was born March 18, 1916, in San Juan’s Santurce district.


First-class letter rate dropping, FedEx tops list of USPS suppliers: Week's Most Read

March 04, 2016 09:57 AM

Also this week, Tony Wawrukiewicz tells the story of pressure-sensitive package labels, John Hotchner wonders about an obscene mail warning, and Ralph Smith discovers that some the highest paid postmasters are in small towns.


Postmasters working for the U.S. Postal Service in small towns earn top salaries

March 02, 2016 12:57 AM

A survey by FedSmith, a blog that writes about the federal bureaucracy, makes an interesting point about where the good-paying jobs in the United States Postal Service can be found. Not all the best jobs are in Washington or other urban areas, reports author Ralph Smith. He found many of the top salaries go to people who work “in the middle of nowhere — certainly not very close to any large metropolitan area.”
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