Archive of posts filed under the USPS News category.

New pricing strategy to grow Priority Mail

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to change Priority Mail prices, including a reduction in prices on average for businesses and other customers who use Commercial Plus and Commercial Base online shipping services. The price change will include a modest increase for Priority Mail prices at Post Offices and other postal retail outlets. The proposed changes, which would go into effect in September 2014, are intended to offer more competitive pricing and build on Priority Mail’s popularity with customers.

Letter carriers delivered in the fight against hunger

WASHINGTON — U.S. Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.4 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations of thousands of communities throughout America for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This represents the 11th consecutive year the event has surpassed 70 million pounds and adds to the more than 1 billion pounds of food collected since the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive began in 1993. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will feed countless families in need.

USPS honors 14 suppliers for outstanding performance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service recently recognized 14 companies in the annual Supplier Performance Awards. The awards recognize performance that reduces costs, maintains high levels of service and provides innovative and sustainable solutions.

Hot Rods Forever Stamps

YORK, PA — Today, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the fast, powerful vehicles thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century by dedicating the limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps. The stamps depict two 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadsters — a black ’32 Ford with orange flames running down the car’s body — and a red ’32 Ford.

USPS celebrates Nevada statehood with Forever Stamp

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Postal Service celebrated Nevada statehood today by dedicating a Forever Stamp to commemorate its 150th anniversary. Known by several nicknames — the Silver State, the Battle Born State, the Sagebrush State — Nevada became the 36th state Oct. 31, 1864.

USPS celebrates Nevada statehood with Forever Stamp

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Postal Service celebrated Nevada statehood today by dedicating a Forever Stamp to commemorate its 150th anniversary. Known by several nicknames — the Silver State, the Battle Born State, the Sagebrush State — Nevada became the 36th state Oct. 31, 1864.

El Postal Service publica la lista de las ciudades con más ataques de perros

WASHINGTON — El U.S. Postal Service publicó la lista de las 30 ciudades con más mordeduras de perros y ofreció consejos para reducir los ataques de perros a carteros. Un total de 5,581 empleados postales fueron atacados el año pasado en todo el país.

Harvey Milk Forever Stamp Dedication

WASHINGTON — The First-Day-Issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp took place at the White House today.

Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack City Rankings

WASHINGTON — As a prelude to a news conference tomorrow to kick-off 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, 5,581 postal employees were attacked last year.

Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack City Rankings

WASHINGTON — As a prelude to a news conference tomorrow to kick-off 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, 5,581 postal employees were attacked last year.