USPS National and Illinois News

News from USPS National and USPS Great Lakes Area.
02/19/2020 06:00
This fact sheet has been updated to remind customers to ensure that any maximum spending limits established by your financial institution are sufficient to cover all potential postage and fees. The new Enterprise Payment System (EPS) replaces the current product-centric payment with a centralized account processing system enabling customers to pay and manage their service online using a single account.
Enterprise Payment System Account Creation Fact Sheet
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02/18/2020 06:00
For a fee, USPS Package Intercept® lets the sender or recipient stop delivery or redirect a package, letter, or flat that is not out for delivery or already delivered. Most domestic mailings with a tracking or extra services barcode are eligible for Package Intercept. You can only request a Package Intercept online. Commercial USPS Package Intercept is available through Business Customer Gateway.
USPS Package Intercept®
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02/14/2020 14:02
MESA, AZ — The U.S. Postal Service today issued the Let’s Celebrate! Forever stamp, giving customers a way to add extra fun and happiness to celebratory greeting cards, invitations, and gift-bearing envelopes and packages. News of the stamp is being shared using the hashtag #CelebrationStamp.
A New Stamp to Celebrate
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02/14/2020 08:40
Illinois/Wisconsin — The Postal Service will observe Presidents Day on Monday, February 17, 2020, a federal holiday. There will be no mail delivery, however, a limited number of Lakeland District Post Offices will be open for full retail lobby service, including passport applications.
Postal Schedule for Presidents Day Holiday
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02/13/2020 13:58
CHICAGO IL — With snow having arrived in the region and cooler temperatures, one seasonal tool is expected to make its return at homes and businesses – the shovel.
Postal Service Asks to Please Clear Snow and Ice
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02/11/2020 11:42
Illinois/Missouri — On Monday, February 17, 2020, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of our first President George Washington. There will be no mail delivery, however, a select number of Metro Post Offices in Illinois and Missouri will be open for full retail lobby service, including passport applications.
Postal Schedule for Presidents Day Holiday
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02/07/2020 09:32
Central & Downstate Illinois – The United States Postal Service, in partnership with the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), invites interested parties to special workshops held in Bedford Park and Springfield Illinois, in advance of the political mailing season. Political mail customers including mail service providers, political mail consultants, and campaign managers are encouraged to attend.
The Power of Political Mail
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02/06/2020 15:14
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $19.4 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019), a decrease of $363 million, or 1.8 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
USPS reports first quarter fiscal 2020 results
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02/05/2020 10:11
Central & Downstate Illinois – The United States Postal Service, in partnership with the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), invites interested parties to special workshops held in Bedford Park and Springfield Illinois, in advance of the political mailing season. Political mail customers including mail service providers, political mail consultants, and campaign managers are encouraged to attend.
The Power of Political Mail
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01/30/2020 10:01
WASHINGTON — As the nation prepares to observe Black History Month, the U.S. Postal Service today issued the 43rd Black Heritage stamp, honoring one of America’s most respected journalists, Gwen Ifill. The dedication ceremony was held at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, where she was a lifelong member.
U.S. Postal Service Salutes Pioneering Journalist Gwen Ifill
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01/27/2020 09:36
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Feb. 6, 2020, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:
Board of Governors to meet Feb. 6
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01/23/2020 10:45
MEMPHIS, TN – Love is celebrated with Made of Hearts, the latest stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Love series, available now. This heart-filled design is just right for thank-you notes, get-well cards or any occasion when love is the perfect message. A dedication ceremony for the stamp was held today at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
Love Is in the Mail
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