Back to Work

It’s all about getting injured employees back to work.

Postal employees injured on the job can return to work even if they can’t perform their regular jobs — so long as the work is within their medically defined restrictions. That’s the idea behind the U.S. Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs, which is essentially two programs:


Recycling and Reducing Trash

Remember when trash was just trash? Today, waste management is smart business. 

Some years ago, the U.S. Postal Service recognized it could spin trash into gold, so to speak. It could save money by reducing trash disposal costs and generate revenues by turning trash into recyclables. With its economies of scale, it could maximize benefits by investing in capital equipment and best practices to achieve productivity gains that reduce material handling costs.


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We didn’t create our blog just to use the catchy name, Pushing the Envelope. We did it to inform and engage stakeholders about our work, particularly our audits and white papers, and the occasional topical issue. 


Opioids and the Mail

It’s been said the opioid epidemic does not discriminate. Its impact is felt in all communities — rural or urban, big or small, wealthy or poor. As was noted at a recent Senate hearing, nearly every American has been touched in some way by this crisis.

Policymakers are looking to attack the problem from all sides: greater access to treatment; increased funding for municipalities and their first responders; updated training for doctors in prescribing opioids; tougher penalties for drug dealers; and cooperation from pharmaceutical companies.



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  • 6 hours 34 min ago
    I love the idea of utilizing the Postal Service to help spread awareness and support causes! I am a letter carrier, and my husband is a Carrier Supervisor. Last July, 3rd, I donated a kidney to him...
  • 14 hours 9 min ago
    I am ONCE AGAIN having "delivery issues" with my mail, Today a package was JAMMED into my box along with crushing it the carrier also crushed letters by JAMMING the package into a space too...

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