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United States Postal Service
Claire Gui H4
What is USPS?
• an independent agency of the United States government responsible for
providing postal service in the Unit...
United States Postal Service
• Formed:July 1, 1971
• Type :Independent
• Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
• Employees:625,11...
History1
Current Operations2
Govermance & Organizations3
How delivery works4
Types of postal facilities5
CUSPS
ONTENTS
Foundation 19th century 20th century
--In the early years of the
North American colonies,
many attempts were made
to initi...
Current
Operations
The USPS employs about 617,000 workers, making it the third-
largest civilian employer in the United St...
Govermance
&
Organization
The Board of Governors of the USPS sets policy, procedure, and postal rates for
services rendere...
How delivery works
01 Proper Placement 02 Delivery Address
03 Return Address 04 Postage Payment
All mailable articles ship...
Types of
postal facilities
main post office
station or post office station
branch or post office branch
contract postal un...
More information...
THANKS
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United states postal service

  1. 1. United States Postal Service Claire Gui H4
  2. 2. What is USPS? • an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States • one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. • The U.S. Mail traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. • The Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin's operation and transformed in 1971 into the U.S. Postal Service .
  3. 3. United States Postal Service • Formed:July 1, 1971 • Type :Independent • Headquarters: Washington, D.C. • Employees:625,113 (493,381 career, 131,732 non-career) • Agency executives Megan Brennan, Postmaster General • Key document Postal Clause of the United States Constitution • Website : www.USPS.com
  4. 4. History1 Current Operations2 Govermance & Organizations3 How delivery works4 Types of postal facilities5 CUSPS ONTENTS
  5. 5. Foundation 19th century 20th century --In the early years of the North American colonies, many attempts were made to initiate a postal service. --These early attempts were of small scale and usually involved a colony. --Other attempts focused on a dedicated postal service between two of the larger colonies. --But the available services remained limited in scope and disjointed for many years. --Before the Revolution, there was only a trickle of business or governmental correspondence between the colonies. --The official post office was created in 1792 as the Post Office Department. --The postal system played a crucial role in national expansion. --facilitated expansion by creating an inexpensive, fast, convenient communication system. --Letters helped to encourage increased migration to the West; helped families stay in touch ;helped entrepreneurs in finding business opportunities; helped the Army in expanding control . --Newsspaper facilitated coordination among politicians in different states. --a major source of federal patronage. --The volume of mail expanded much faster than --The advent of Rural Free Delivery in the U.S. in 1896, and the inauguration of a domestic parcel post service was in 1913, increased the volume of mail shipped nationwide, and motivated the development of more efficient postal transportation systems. --Many rural customers took advantage of inexpensive Parcel Post rates to order goods and products from businesses located hundreds of miles away in distant cities for delivery by mail. -- The advent of parcel post also led to the growth of Mail order businesses that substantially increased rural access to modern goods.
  6. 6. Current Operations The USPS employs about 617,000 workers, making it the third- largest civilian employer in the United States (the federal government & Wal-Mart) As of 2014, the USPS operates 31,000 post offices and locations in the U.S., and delivers 155 billion pieces of mail annually. The USPS operates one of the largest civilian vehicle fleets in the world.It is by geography and volume the globe's largest postal system, delivering 40% of the world's mail. The Department of Defense and the USPS jointly operate a postal system to deliver mail for the military( Army Post Office )
  7. 7. Govermance & Organization The Board of Governors of the USPS sets policy, procedure, and postal rates for services rendered, and has a similar role to a corporate board of directors. The independent Postal Regulatory Commission is also controlled by appointees of the President confirmed by the Senate. It oversees postal rates and related concerns, having the authority to approve or reject USPS proposals. The USPS is an "establishment of the executive branch of the Government of the United States" as it is controlled by Presidential appointees and the Postmaster General. The Postal Service has a Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee and local Postal Customer Councils, which are advisory and primarily involve business customers.
  8. 8. How delivery works 01 Proper Placement 02 Delivery Address 03 Return Address 04 Postage Payment All mailable articles shipped within the United States must comply with the USPS Domestic Mail Manual. Before addressing the mailpiece, one must first comply with the various mailability standards relating to attributes of the actual mailpiece such as: minimum/maximum dimensions and weight, acceptable mailing containers, utilization of various markings, and restrictions relating to various hazardous and restricted materials.
  9. 9. Types of postal facilities main post office station or post office station branch or post office branch contract postal unit community post office village post office processing and distribution center international service center network distribution center
  10. 10. More information...
  11. 11. THANKS

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