Forever stamps now available for postcards

WASHINGTON — The Forever Stamp — good for mailing 1-ounce First-Class letters anytime into the future — regardless of price changes — has been well received by customers. The Postal Service is now extending this convenience to customers needing stamps for mailing items weighing more than 1-ounce as well as for postcards and bulky or odd sized envelopes which require hand sorting.

Vietnam War Medal of Honor stamps dedicated in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the Postal Service dedicate the Limited Edition Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever Stamps during a 1 p.m. ET ceremony today at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

USPS, Rural Carriers at impasse in contract negotiations

WASHINGTON — On May 20, negotiations on a new labor contract between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) came to an impasse. The parties will continue to follow the current agreement until a new contract is reached through the dispute resolution process.

USPS, Postal Workers Union extend contract negotiations

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although the contract with the APWU expired at midnight Wednesday, May 20, the Postal Service and the APWU have mutually decided to extend the negotiations deadline by one week to May 27, 2015.

Medal of Honor Recipients to dedicate Vietnam War stamps on Memorial Day

WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the Postal Service dedicate the Limited Edition Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever Stamps.

Watch us deliver campaign touts enhancements to Priority Mail

WASHINGTON – The United States Postal Service launched an integrated marketing campaign today called “Watch Us Deliver,” which highlights recent improvements to Priority Mail™. The campaign also features the new Watch Us Deliver Dashboard (WatchUsDeliver.com), which showcases the latest innovations of USPS and features a stunning collection of live counters, impressive postal facts and entertaining modules, like the Live Eagle Cam—a 24/7 stream of rescued American Bald Eagles “Independence” and “Franklin.”

MTAC and the U.S. Postal Service Working Together to Enhance the Value of Mail

ANAHEIM — The U.S. Postal Service recognized the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) this week for excellence in driving technology, innovation and supporting growth for the mailing industry. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan and Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman presented the Partnership for Growth Award to MTAC at the annual National Postal Forum.

USPS issues limited edition Missing Children stamps

ANAHEIM, CA — There were nearly half a million reports of missing children last year. To heighten awareness of this critical issue, Postmaster General Megan Brennan dedicated the Limited Edition Missing Children Forever stamps at the National Postal Forum in Anaheim, CA, today. The educational stamp sheet provides information on National Missing Children’s Day and how to aid in the search for missing children.

Postmaster General promotes mail, digital technology at Postal Forum

ANAHEIM, CA — In a keynote speech today at the National Postal Forum—the annual mailing industry trade show—Megan Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the Postal Service, promoted opportunities for the mailing industry to leverage the rapid adoption of digital and mobile technology by today’s consumers.

U.S. cities ranked for dog bites

WASHINGTON — To kick-off next week as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carriers. Nationwide, 5,767 postal employees were attacked last year.