Carrier Alert Program

CARRIER

ALERT program

As one of the few points of human contact for some home-bound customers, letter carriers are particularly attuned to signs that could indicate an accident or illness. If carriers notice something unusual, such as uncollected mail, at an at-risk customer’s home, the employee will alert emergency personnel. Carrier Alert began in 1982.

* | Tags: Common good USPS Fact #680 | March 7, 2022