The more you know

Did you know that more than 1,400 USPS-owned buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places?

Or that the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp has raised nearly $95 million since 1998?

Or that USPS employs nearly 63,000 veterans?

These tidbits of knowledge and more can be found in that smorgasbord of USPS history, statistics and trivia known as Postal Facts, which has been newly updated for 2023.

The information can be found at, a graphics-rich site you can also download as a PDF.

Additionally, the Postal Communicator’s Toolbox Blue page has a series of downloadable Postal Facts infographics on a variety of topics, including diversity and inclusion.

Employees can send feedback and suggestions for next year’s edition to

Back channel

A sales lead from a mail processing clerk in California has resulted in a shipping deal worth nearly $17 million for the Postal Service.

Arturo Torres, who works at the Foy Station Post Office in Los Angeles, noticed that a customer was dropping off return packages with a competitor’s packaging but with USPS return labels.

He asked the customer if they were interested in shipping directly with the Postal Service and then took the customer’s contact information and submitted a lead.

Jason Harris, a territory representative, followed up with the customer and closed a shipping deal worth $16,969,197 in new estimated annualized revenue for the Postal Service.

“Arturo’s interaction with the customer took place on the back dock of the Post Office,” said Lou DeRienzo, a small-business senior specialist at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. “This shows that wherever the customer happens to be is always the best place to ask if USPS can help them grow their business.”

Sales generated from employee leads are included in the USPS Delivering for Main Street campaign to raise revenue through sales leads.

The Postal Service is encouraging as many employees as possible to submit at least one lead by Sept. 30 through LEADing Together, a new program that makes it easier to pass along sales tips.

The LEADing Together portal combines the Postal Service’s six employee lead generation programs into one.

Postal employees with ACE IDs can submit leads through the new Employee Lead Entry site on Blue by selecting the “LEADing Together” link under “Featured Topics.”

Employees who do not have an ACE ID can access the site through LiteBlue by clicking on the LEADing Together slide under the “USPS employee resources” tab. Non-ACE users on mobile devices must log in to LiteBlue before they can go to the LEADing Together page.

Customer 360 users can click on “LEADing Together” to access the site on that platform. Letter carriers who use a mobile delivery device, or MDD, can enter leads while on street mode, under option “U.” Business Connect Portal users have to enter a lead through the Employee Lead Entry site if an activity requires sales assistance or has resulted in a sale.

The Small Business and Lead Generation Programs Blue page has more information about how employees can submit a lead.