USPS releases The Snowy Day Forever stamps

USPS releases The Snowy Day Forever stamps

BROOKLYN, NY — Tomorrow, the U.S. Postal Service showcases the work of Ezra Jack Keats’ most beloved story, The Snowy Day, on Forever stamps. Written and illustrated by the celebrated children’s author, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books devoted to an African-American child. Free and open to the public, the 10:30 a.m. ceremony […]

Bulk Mail Firm Operator Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding the USPS of Nearly $750K

Bulk Mail Firm Operator Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding the USPS of Nearly $750K

10/03/17 – Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT KUSS, 55, of Cheshire, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service of nearly $750,000. According to […]

U.S. Postal Service Manager Sentenced to More Than Eight Years for Directing a Federal Corruption and Drug Distribution Scheme

U.S. Postal Service Manager Sentenced to More Than Eight Years for Directing a Federal Corruption and Drug Distribution Scheme

10/03/17 – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) station manager was sentenced on Oct. 2, to 97 months in prison for his role directing a bribery and drug scheme in which USPS workers delivered hundreds of pounds of marijuana to individuals in the District of Columbia in exchange for cash bribes.  Acting Assistant Attorney General […]

Former Cross Lanes, W. VA postal worker pleads guilty to stealing pain pills from the mail

Former Cross Lanes, W. VA postal worker pleads guilty to stealing pain pills from the mail

Former Cross Lanes postal worker pleads guilty to stealing pain pills from the mail Postal worker targeted packages containing oxycodone and hydrocodone CHARLESTON, W.Va. – 10/02/17 – A former postal worker who stole oxycodone and hydrocodone pills from packages pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Brittany Harrison, 31, of Cross Lanes, entered […]

USPS Service Disruption Alerts For Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

USPS Service Disruption Alerts For Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Oct. 2, 2017, 5 p.m. ET Puerto Rico All incoming mail is available to Puerto Rico. Customers are receiving mail via pick up at Post Offices throughout the island or by limited delivery service by carriers. The following shows where customers can pick up mail or where delivery has resumed. Puerto Rico Customers normally served […]

U.S. Postal Service to Issue Semipostal Stamps

U.S. Postal Service to Issue Semipostal Stamps

WASHINGTON — 10/02/17 – The Semipostal Authorization Act, Pub. L. 106–253, grants the U.S. Postal Service discretionary authority to issue and sell semipostal stamps to advance such causes as it considers to be ‘‘in the national public interest and appropriate.’’ The U.S. Postal Service announced today that in November it will issue the first of […]

Former California Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Disability Benefits Fraud

Former California Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Disability Benefits Fraud

Vacaville Man Pled Guilty To Disability Benefits Fraud SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 9/28/17 – Michael McCree, 65, of Vacaville, CA, pleaded guilty today to one count of mail fraud, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, McCree worked for the United States Post Office for approximately six months in 1988 and 1989, […]

Canadian, Oklahoma Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Embezzlement Of Mail By Postal Employee

Canadian, Oklahoma Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Embezzlement Of Mail By Postal Employee

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – 9/28/17 – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LEANDA JOANNE PRATHER, age 37, of Canadian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years probation for EMBEZZLEMENT OF MAIL BY POSTAL EMPLOYEE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709. The Indictment alleged that between on […]

U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post to Celebrate the History of Hockey on Stamps

U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post to Celebrate the History of Hockey on Stamps

USPS and Canada Post announced the new History of Hockey stamps Sept. 28. The Postal Service stamp images will be unveiled later. WASHINGTON — 9/28/17 – Attention sports fans — the U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post have jointly created stamps to celebrate the history of ice hockey, the fast-paced sport played on frozen ponds and […]

Postal Service Honors the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Postal Service Honors the  National Museum of African American History and Culture

WHAT: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Celebrating African American History and Culture Forever stamp. This stamp will be on sale at the ceremony and available nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13. WHO: Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Government Relations Officer, U.S. Postal Service Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History […]