Gearing up

San Diego, CA, Mail Handler Beth Evangelista is one of many Pacific Area employees who are helping USPS prepare for the fall elections.

The Postal Service is continuing preparations for the fall election season, which is expected to generate an influx of Election Mail and Political Mail.

In Pacific Area, for example, managers and employees are adjusting policies and procedures to ease the transition to higher volumes in the fall.

“We need a strong performance for the rest of the year,” said Operations Support Acting Manager Larry Belair.

The adjustments stem from recent meetings in which Pacific Area teams gathered to discuss strategies for strengthening customers’ experiences, improving mail processing equipment efficiency and other topics.

Election Mail and Political Mail are top priorities for USPS this year.

The organization is reminding employees about different tag requirements for Election Mail and Political Mail and conducting state-by-state outreach to election boards, campaigns and mailers.

The Postal Service is also working with the American Association of Political Consultants and other outlets to help campaigns better use mail.

The Election Mail and Political Mail Blue site has additional information.