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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Parcels jam a conveyor belt at the United States Postal Service sorting and processing facility, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Boston. On the busiest days, about 170,000 packages are processed at the facility. Last year's holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service. Shippers are now gearing up for another holiday crush.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

USPS sees more on-time holiday deliveries, despite surge in COVID-19 quarantines

The improved performance is a positive sign for USPS management. However, the latest COVID-19 quarantine figures indicate USPS will continue to contend…

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(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Postal carrier Josiah Morse delivers mail and packages, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Portland, Maine. The U.S. Postal Service's stretch of challenges didn't end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. The pandemic-depleted workforce fell further into a hole during the holiday rush, leading to long hours and a mountain of delayed mail. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

USPS outlines $8B infrastructure investment in 2022 as sign of ‘bright future’

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)A mailbox is seen in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Attorneys general urge USPS regulator to review entire 10-year reform plan

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS to implement slower delivery for mail, small packages amid regulator’s concerns

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(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Postal carrier Josiah Morse delivers mail and packages, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Portland, Maine. The U.S. Postal Service's stretch of challenges didn't end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. The pandemic-depleted workforce fell further into a hole during the holiday rush, leading to long hours and a mountain of delayed mail. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

USPS says vaccination, testing requirements subject to ‘mandatory’ union negotiations

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(Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)FILE - In this April 8, 2020 file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes and sorts absentee ballots for Wisconsin's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. U.S. Postal Service warnings that it can’t guarantee ballots sent by mail will arrive on time have put a spotlight on the narrow timeframes most states allow to request and return those ballots. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

USPS, exempt from vaccine requirements, sees uptick of employees in quarantine

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)A mailbox is seen in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

USPS on-time delivery ticks up, but doesn’t cross pre-pandemic threshold

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Senate committee approves USPS board picks committed to 10-year reform plan

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USPS package surge keeps agency afloat, but puts toll on employees

While the Postal Service fights to stay solvent, its workforce of more than 600,000 employees has encountered a slew of challenges to deliver a volume…

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (Kim Walker/Elon University via AP)In this March 1, 2017 photo, Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy is honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Elon. N.C. DeJoy, a Republican fundraiser and prolific political donor from North Carolina, will be the next postmaster general. DeJoy of Greensboro, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was the unanimous pick of the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors, which made the announcement. 
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USPS warns staff of temporary mail delays as it cuts ‘soaring’ delivery costs

The Postal Service has warned for years that tough decisions lie ahead when it comes to balancing its delivery service with costs.

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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary in Seattle. Washington is a vote by mail state. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats are now much more likely than Republicans to support their state conducting elections exclusively by mail, 47% to 29%. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

USPS sets vote-by-mail guidance for state, local election officials

With vote-by-mail services in high demand during an extended primary election season, and with demand expected to remain elevated in November, the Postal Service has set recommendations for state and local governments to make sure each ballot gets counted.

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