Postal News

Museum offers app to unlock content, videos
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is inviting its visitors to navigate through an alternate reality. (Read more...)

Postal union rejects claim that the Staples deal is off
Another effort by the United States Postal Service to get a retail chain to run mini-post offices seems to have collapsed. (Read more...)

Postal Service board of governors headed for full membership
The United States Postal Service board of governors appears to be headed for full membership once again. (Read more...)

Postal Museum displays anthrax artifacts in new exhibit Postal Museum displays anthrax artifacts in new exhibit
Artifacts from two of the United States’ most horrific mail crimes — the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings and the Unabomber’s attacks with mail bombs — are now on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Yosemite Grant Act 150th anniversary celebrated June 30 Yosemite Grant Act 150th anniversary celebrated June 30
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act on June 30, 1864, and the national park celebrated this momentous occasion with a pictorial postmark 150 years later. (Read more...)

Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending approval Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending commission approval
Shipping rates for Priority Mail are slated to increase Sept. 7 by approximately 1.7 percent. The United States Postal Service filed a proposed rate schedule with the Postal Regulatory Commission July 1. (Read more...)

Postmasters receive buyout offers from U.S. Postal Service
United States Postal Service officials have confirmed that they are offering retirement bonuses of up to $10,000 to an estimated 3,097 postmasters who operate rural post offices. (Read more...)

Postal Service to resume mail-processing plant consolidations
Citing its continuing financial troubles, the United States Postal Service disclosed June 30 that it plans to resume closing its large mail-processing plants next year. (Read more...)

Europa stamp contest opens
PostEurop, the association representing European public postal operators, launched an online competition May 9, Europe Day, to vote for the best Europa stamp of 2014. (Read more...)

USPS files brief in rate appeal
The United States Postal Service has told a federal appeals court that an argument against its most recent rate increase is fatally flawed, because it assumes that a massive electronic diversion of mail rather than a “great recession” is responsible for massive losses in volume that it began suffering in 2008. (Read more...)

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