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.
According to two federal officials, the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating whether Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter before the alleged attack.
ABC News. Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 20:13:11 -0500.
The rise in e-commerce has led to more doorstep deliveries and heavier loads for postmen, as well as a new set of challenges for the entire postal delivery network.
Straits Times. Saturday, 09 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0800.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former postal worker has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to a federal charge of misappropriation of postal funds. U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser's office says in a Thursday news release that 48-year-old Jacqueline M. ...
Washington Times. Friday, 08 Feb 2019 05:02:42 -0500.
By law, only you and the Postal Service are allowed to put things in your mailbox. But what if companies like FedEx and UPS could do it too? That could happen under a Trump administration proposal.
Emily Sullivan. NPR. Saturday, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500.
The following digital image illustrates the word postal.
Postal Parcels Wrapped with Brown Paper and String