USPS is an independent establishment of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. It runs like a business. USPS delivers 213 billion pieces of mail each year to more 300 million people in 146 million homes and PO boxes. On the website, users can track and confirm mail, look up a ZIP code, calculate postage, locate a post office, find a postal store, and more. Also on the website is a history.
The United States Postal Service recognizes two-letter state postal abbreviations when specifying a postal address. Other common postal abbreviations are listed and defined on this chart.
This map shows all 50 states of the USA with their 2-letter abbreviations. The states on the North American continent are located correctly with respect to each other.
The names of the 50 USA states are often abbreviated for ease of use. This site features a table of U.S. States, Districts, Territories, and Possessions, with their standard and postal service abbreviations.
The following articles provide recent postal-related news.
Police say suspect hijacked a US Postal Service vehicle and began firing at random in the Odessa-Midland area; suspect was shot and killed in Odessa.
Voice of America. Saturday, 31 Aug 2019 18:24:00 -0400.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A moment of silence marked the day 20 years ago when a white-supremacist gunman wounded children and staff at a Los Angeles Jewish center before killing a Filipino American postal worker. ...
Washington Times. Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 18:18:40 -0400.
British citizens living in the EU who were unable to vote in the recent European elections due to problems with postal or proxy votes are urged to share their experience in order to help boost a possible legal campaign.
The Local. Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 13:03:01 +0200.
Royal Mail has warned that it will pay a smaller dividend from next year to support transformation plans, as the postal service reported a dip in underlying profits.
Irish Independent. Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:03:52 +0100.
The following digital image illustrates the word postal.
Postal Parcels Wrapped with Brown Paper and String