Spotlight on Safety

Safety first. This mantra of parents everywhere is also a cornerstone of U.S. Postal Service internal policies and federal regulations on facility maintenance to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees.

Our latest audit reviewed whether management adhered to building safety, maintenance, and security standards at mail processing facilities. We found concerns, ranging from minor oversight infractions to more serious issues.

 

Stamp Out Hunger

Now in its 27th year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will take place this Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers will pick up canned goods and other non-perishable food left by customers in marked bags as part of this national effort to alleviate hunger for millions of affected Americans.

 

Tackling Delivery Delays

More packages and fewer letters to more addresses each year. That’s the daily drill for U.S. Postal Service city carriers and city carrier assistants (CCA), the non-career carriers who make up a growing segment of the workforce.

As we’ve noted in past blogs, customers are feeling negative effects of this changing mail mix. Complaints of late delivery or missed deliveries have increased in some areas.

 

Mail Mix Matters

The mailbox cannot live by ad mail alone. It needs other types of mail to boost ad mail’s effectiveness.

That’s the key finding from our recent white paper, Advertising Mail: Mail Mix Matters. The presence of a non-advertising mailpiece in the mailbox enhances the likelihood that a person will read, positively react to, and respond to a piece of advertising mail. Both First-Class Mail and Periodicals (such as a magazine) proved effective in driving those outcomes.

 

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  • 5 days 12 hours ago
    Service standards may need improvement . There is always room for improvement however time wasting practices are not enforced. Floor plans such as work triangles where distances to collect product...
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    I often post letters from the mailboxes at airports before I take off or as I land. Recently I've noticed it takes 6 days for a letter to go across town, a distance of 20 miles. For example I...

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