USPS Issues “Sparkling Holidays” Stamps and Souvenir Sheet

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August 29th, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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Eastern Kentucky man to serve on Postal Service board

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President Donald Trump’s nomination of an Eastern Kentucky man to serve on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service was approved Tuesday.

Source: Eastern Kentucky man to serve on Postal Service board

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August 29th, 2018 at 9:36 am

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Dragons descend on Post Offices Aug. 9

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July 26th, 2018 at 11:54 am

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U.S. Postal Service Honors John Lennon with New Commemorative Forever Stamp

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July 17th, 2018 at 11:12 am

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U.S. Postal Service to Issue Classic Santa Stamps this Christmas – Postal Times

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June 27th, 2018 at 9:11 am

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First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Debut June 20

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June 19th, 2018 at 11:55 am

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Zoinks! Everyone’s Favorite Great Dane, SCOOBY-DOO,is New Addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp Program

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June 14th, 2018 at 9:25 pm

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Honoring the Vital Role of American Troops in the First World War

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June 5th, 2018 at 12:38 pm

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USPS ACS Billing

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From a USPS Industry Alert:

ACS customers please be advised that USPS has identified a discrepancy in the invoices that were produced for the April and May billing cycles.  We are requesting that you DO NOT pay the invoices for either month at this time.

The National Customer Support Center is reviewing the ACS billing process to determine if any adjustments to assessed charges are required.  After completing this review, any refunds or credit to customer accounts will be made as necessary and new invoices will be issued to all ACS customers covering the April and May billing cycles.

We will update you upon finalization of our analysis.  Please contact the NCSC at 877-640-0742 (Option 1) or by email at acs@usps.gov with any questions.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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June 4th, 2018 at 9:43 am

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New Ballot Service Type IDs – Effective August 20, 2018

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From a USPS Industry Alert:

The United States Postal Service® remains steadfast in its commitment to the democratic process and the election community. As states and localities increasingly use mail in the election process, the Postal Service remains ready to support the growth in vote-by-mail initiatives. The USPS and Election Community Partners identified the need to increase official ballot mail visibility within the automation environment which has led to solutions to include the use of:

  • Matching Serial Numbers in the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) for outgoing and returning ballots, allowing the mailer to track and identify the recipient on both outgoing and incoming ballot mail.
  • New Service Type Identifiers (STID)s in the IMb to distinguish ballot mail in the mail flow effective August 20, 2018.

The ballot mail solution led to the assignment of 23 STIDs to enable tracking of outgoing ballot mail and one unique STID for all returning ballots (votes). These STIDs are available on PostalPro at: https://postalpro.usps.com/mailing/service-type-identifiers

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May 22nd, 2018 at 3:23 pm

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