Looking Overseas for Ideas to Preserve Rural Post Offices

For many rural residents, mail is a lifeline, providing connections with government, commerce, and each other. The local post office offers a community a sense of identity as well as a retail hub that serves a central role, even as rural populations continue to decline. It’s not just an American thing: post offices function similarly in rural communities around the globe.

For many international posts, rural networks may lose money. How they’ve dealt with that can provide lessons for the U.S. Postal Service.

 

No Letting Up

The health and safety of U.S. Postal Service employees and customers is a priority. Over the past few years, our office has done a series of audits to determine if USPS management is adhering to building safety, maintenance, and security standards at its facilities.

 

Taking Stock of Stamp Inventory Controls

Postage stamps, records manipulation, and a clandestine call to report suspicions. It has the makings of a good series to binge watch on a rainy weekend.

Instead, it’s a recent audit report on improving the controls around stamp stock at postal retail outlets. And it started with a call to our Hotline to report suspicious transactions involving stolen stamps from a Louisiana postal station.

 

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  • 1 day 22 hours ago
    Hello. Thanks for your comment. For mail theft, we recommend filing an online complaint with our Hotline. You can access the online complaint form at www.uspsoig.gov/form/file-online-complaint.
  • 2 days 46 min ago
    When we purchase priority mail there is a contract between usps and customer . My packages aren’t getting scanned -usps employees aren’t being held responsible. Some of my mail is tampered. Seems...

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