BY LAW CHANGE - Branch 916 is looking to give the Editor a raise. The position currently pays 5 hours a month. Previous Editors have also brought up that a significant amount of more time was required. Due to the current world pandemic the position and our newsletter has become even more crucial. The request is to provide the editor with 10 hours a month. See E-Board Page

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On May 11, 2023, The U.S. Center for Disease Control ended the federal COVID-19 PHE declaration, preceded by President Biden signing the Congressional Joint Resolution on April 11, 2023. 

Effective today, the Postal Service has discontinued all COVID-19 specific protocols, including all COVID Memoranda of Understanding, policies, and work practice restrictions and requirements.

Working with our National Union Leadership, Management Associations, and Public Health Officials, the Postal Service has mobilized and sustained and extensive and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note, returning to pre-COVID-19 protocols impact the following:

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Linda DeCarlo, Senior Director Occupational Safety & Health, at (202) 268-3587 or via email

A History of the post office

Here's a great National Geographic article detailing the history of the post office and our struggles through the years.