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JSTOR: Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Vol. 9 (1906), pp. 126-174

JSTOR: Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Vol. 9 (1906), pp. 126-174 | United States Postal Service (SMG) | Scoop.it
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United States Postal Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The United States Postal Service (USPS), also known as the Post Office and U.S. Mail, is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. The cabinet-level Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin's operation and transformed into its current form in 1971 under the Postal Reorganization Act.

The USPS employs over 574,000 workers and operates over 260,000 vehicles.[4] The USPS is the operator of the largest vehicle fleet in the world.[5] The USPS is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. The USPS has exclusive access to letter boxes marked "U.S. Mail" and personal letterboxes in the United States, but still competes against private package delivery services, such as UPS and FedEx.

The USPS has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s with the minor exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters. Since the 2006 all-time peak mail volume,[6] after which Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act",[7] (which mandated $5.5 billion per year to be paid into an account to pre-fund retiree health-care, 75 years into the future—a requirement unique to this agency[citation needed]), revenue dropped sharply due to recession-influenced[8] declining mail volume,[9] prompting the postal service to look to other sources of revenue while cutting costs to reduce its budget deficit.[10]

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Real Reason Post Office is Canceling Saturday Deliveries

For years, Sam Seder has been discussing the right wing attack on the United States Postal Office. The Postmaster General has just announced that to cut cost...
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Bakersfield men get fed prison for Postal Service robbery

Bakersfield men get fed prison for Postal Service robbery | United States Postal Service (SMG) | Scoop.it
Two Bakersfield men were sentenced to federal prison Monday for kidnapping a postal worker and robbing a mail truck.
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US Postal Service To End Saturday Mail Delivery

US Postal Service To End Saturday Mail Delivery | United States Postal Service (SMG) | Scoop.it
The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it would discontinue regular mail delivery on Saturdays, a move officials say will save the struggling agency $2 billion per year.
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