Postal News

USPS holiday season package deliveries up 18 percent
The United States Postal Service announced in early January that it delivered approximately 524 million packages in December, an 18 percent increase over the previous year. (Read more...)

PMG takes aim at postal unions, mailers
In a Jan. 6 speech at the National Press Club, departing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe blamed “shortsightedness” by mailers and postal unions for undermining his efforts to resolve the United States Postal Service’s financial crisis (Read more...)

PMG-designate Brennan will need friends on Capitol Hill
When Megan Brennan becomes the nation’s 74th postmaster general Feb. 1, she is likely to discover that one of her big challenges is making friends on Capitol Hill. (Read more...)

Philadelphia collector wins postmaster general’s praise Philadelphia collector wins postmaster general’s praise
When stamp collectors look at the legacy of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, they should recall the story of Joan Tittle, a 78-year-old retired physical education teacher from Philadelphia. (Read more...)

Indiana town of Santa Claus celebrates its namesake Indiana town of Santa Claus celebrates its namesake in December
Santa Claus, a small community in Indiana, is continuing its annual tradition of providing a special Christmas cancel. (Read more...)

Postal Service offers support for Christmas at ceremony Postal Service offers support for Christmas at ceremony
Those television commentators who believe there is a government plot to take Christ out of Christmas should have been at 1525 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19. (Read more...)

Questions about the new postmaster general Questions about the new postmaster general
One of the United States Postal Service’s strongest allies in the Senate is concerned about how the federal agency selected its postmaster general-designate. (Read more...)

First woman postmaster general starts Feb. 1
Patrick Donahoe, who spent most of his four years as postmaster general fighting with Congress, will retire Feb. 1 and will be replaced by the first woman ever to head the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

China or not, USPS faces angry Congress over cyber intrusion
Regardless of whether it was China who broke into the United States Postal Service’s computers this fall, senior postal officials are certain to be grilled by Congress over their slow response to the intrusion. (Read more...)

Rudolph, Wis., celebrates new Rudolph stamp issue Nov. 6 Rudolph, Wis., celebrates new Rudolph stamp issue Nov. 6
The central Wisconsin community of Rudolph celebrated the Nov. 6 issuance of four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps with a pictorial cancellation and an event. (Read more...)

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