Famous Postal Employees

USPS
Famous

postal employees

Heads of industry. Hollywood legends. Sports heroes. Singers. Painters. Writers. And a couple presidents. All were postal employees before they became household names! Twelve have even been featured on stamps.

* | Tags: Fun facts People USPS Fact #869 | February 28, 2022

c is for creative

© is for

CREATIVE

© is for creative. The Postal Service has more than 500 copyright registrations, many of them to protect artwork on postage stamps.

* | Tags: Fun facts USPS Fact #884 | February 28, 2022

Automated Package Verification (APV)

$158 million

in short-paid revenue

The Automated Package Verification (APV) program automates the detection and collection of postage due for mail pieces with insufficient postage using automated package processing equipment. The APV program collected $158.3 million in short-paid revenue and saved more than $202.7 million from being short-paid postage in FY21.

* | Tags: Innovation Marketing/Retail USPS Fact #540 | March 7, 2022

Passport applications

6.18 million

passport applications

The Postal Service accepted 6.18 million passport applications in 2021.

* | Tags: Marketing/Retail Size & scope USPS Fact #346 | March 7, 2022

Postal Service revenue from passport applications was $272 million.

Military Postal Service Agency formed in 1980

1980

MPSA formed

The Military Postal Service Agency was formed in 1980, consolidating the postal operations of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The Department of Defense designated the Secretary of the Army as the single military mail manager.

* | Tags: People USPS Fact #319 | March 7, 2022

Military and Diplomatic Mail in brief.

  • The Military Postal Service provides service in 63 countries.
  • There are 401 land-based military Post Offices and 626 based on ships.
  • The U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Post Office serves 32,500 customers at 184 diplomatic missions across 103 countries around the world.
  • Within the military and diplomatic services, 1,200 ZIP Codes are served around the world.
  • The Military Postal Service Agency was formed in 1980, consolidating the postal operations of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The Department of Defense designated the Secretary of the Army as the single military mail manager.
  • Members of the military and diplomatic corps receive virtually the same level of service as they would if they were at home in the United States. Differences are based on the country in which they’re stationed and the type of mission in which they’re involved.
  • Military and Diplomatic Mail moves within the United States via the Postal Service transportation network to major mail processing facilities.
  • If it’s First-Class Mail, Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express, the item moves from major airport gateways in the United States to overseas airport gateways on commercial aircraft. It then moves by various methods to designated military or diplomatic postal facilities for delivery to individual members. Mail also moves by military aircraft when necessary.

Alternate access revenue

$2.7 BILLION

alternate access revenue

In 2021, USPS earned $2.7 billion in alternate access revenue.

* | Tags: Yearly facts USPS Fact #212 | February 28, 2022

Top 13 Things: Postal Vehicles

232,368

postal vehicles

Vehicles. The Postal Service has more than 230,000 vehicles, one of the largest civilian fleets in the world. Next generation delivery vehicles will have improved ergonomics, safety features, fuel efficiency and design flexibility.

* | Tags: Size & scope Top facts Yearly facts USPS Fact #93 | February 28, 2022

Communications network

443,701

handheld scanners

Our communications network supports and maintains more than 140,000 desktop computers, 50,000 notebook computers, 56,080 printers, 32,087 smartphones, 125,630 phone lines and 443,701 handheld scanners.

* | Tags: Innovation USPS Fact #38 | March 7, 2022

The Postal Service has one of the world’s largest computer networks — linking more than 31,000 facilities and connecting hundreds of thousands of employees and hundreds of systems.

There are 622 remote locations within the postal system that receive network connectivity via satellite.

USPS has 92.5 petabytes of storage capacity — equivalent to playing more than 234,177 years of songs with no repeats.

More than 169,623 meetings per month are hosted online, representing more than 62.2 million minutes of conference time.