USPS Honors Letter Carrier Who Rescued Woman on His Route

The United States Postal Service is honoring a St. Paul letter carrier after he saved a woman’s life.

Michael O’Neill has delivered mail to Jeannine Zimmerman’s home for 16 years.

But on a cold, snowy day in December, O’Neill found Zimmerman helpless on the frozen ground in front of her home.

Zimmerman said she had gone outside to grab her mail when she lost her balance and fell.

Source: USPS Honors Letter Carrier Who Rescued Woman on His Route | KSTP.com

Dozens of tubs of mail found in Petersburg VA dumpster

PETERSBURG, Va. — U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating after tubs of mail were found in a dumpster at a Petersburg apartment complex Friday.

Natasha Lee and others living at Tanglewood Apartments were relieved to see a large U.S. Postal Service van pull up near the dumpster around 9 a.m. Friday.

But instead of a uniformed postal worker getting out, two armed, plain clothes agents began sifting and removing mail from the dumpster.

Source: ‘You got one job’ — Dozens of tubs of mail found in Petersburg dumpster | WTVR.com

Salt Lake City- home of the last USPS REC site

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s the place where “bottom of the barrel” mail gets sent to be deciphered—The United States Postal Service remote encoding center (REC). And the only center of its kind left in the U.S. is located in Salt Lake City.

Located on the outskirts of Salt Lake City at 1275 S. 4000 West, the REC processes millions of pieces of poorly-penned mail.

“Every day, we process an average of 4.4 million images of mail pieces,” said Barbara Batin, a senior manager at the REC.

More than 1,200 employees sift through slide after slide of computerized scanned images of mail to decode addresses, zip codes and city and street names on parcels, envelopes and magazines.

Source: Salt Lake USPS facility the last in US to decode poorly penned mailing addresses | KSL.com