Did you know the U.S. Postal Service has a legally mandated program that allows blind or other physically handicapped people to send and receive certain types of mail at no charge? Established more than a century ago — well before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 — the program is known as Free Matter for the Blind.
We here at “Pushing the Envelope” want to wish all our readers a very happy, healthy, and safe Fourth of July. On this day we mark the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence — a document that heralded the start of our great experiment in democracy. Since then, the United States has become a beacon of hope and freedom throughout the world.
Post offices and delivery units are the Postal Service’s front door to the public. People visit them to buy stamps, drop off mail, or pick up a package. They’re also the workplace for postmasters, clerks, and carriers. That’s why it’s so important they are clean, safe, and in good condition.
It’s that time of year when we are required by the IG Act to issue our Semiannual Report to Congress — or SARC, as we call it — which chronicles our activities for the preceding six months. Our Spring 2022 SARC covers the period October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, and it contains a wealth of details about our work during that time.