Postal Service employees demonstrated their dedication to their customers as 2018 drew to a close.
In October, employees marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month by promoting the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp and participating in events at USPS facilities across the nation.
Employees also delivered millions of ballots, voter registration cards, polling place information and campaign materials before the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
“We want to make sure voters have a chance to look at their mail to make informed choices when voting,” said William Connor, a mail handler at the Detroit Processing and Distribution Center.
Later in November, the Postal Service reported its fiscal 2018 year-end financial results and received regulatory approval to adjust prices for some products and services, beginning early next year.
The Oct. 1-Dec. 31 period also saw USPS employees respond to a hurricane in the Southeast, wildfires in California and an earthquake in Alaska.
Additionally, USPS honored employees who served in the armed forces during Veterans Day ceremonies across the nation, and the organization observed a national day of mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30.
As the holiday season got underway, employees were busy delivering an estimated 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages.
“Your efforts during the holidays help us earn our customers’ trust and loyalty,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan wrote in her annual holiday message to employees. “As postal employees, we take great pride in serving our customers at every touch point.”