Friday, September 02, 2005

USPS faces challenges in Katrina’s wake

The Postal Service continues to do everything possible to deliver mail to as many customers as can be reached safely in the flooded and wreckage-strewn areas.

Delivery of Social Security checks to elderly residents has become a top priority. USPS is working closely with the Social Security Administration to create processes and identify alternate locations for distributing monthly benefit checks to people in the areas affected by Katrina .

The San Diego Union Tribune estimates that about 30,000 such checks were affected, 10,000 in New Orleans and 20,000 in other areas.
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The Postal Service is also very concerned about the safety of its approximately 6,000 employees in the disaster area, particularly those who haven’t been in contact.

If you are in contact with any employees displaced by Katrina, please ask them to call 1-877-477-3273 toll-free and answer the questions asked by the USPS Call Center agent so the Postal Service will be able to contact the employee with pay and temporary work assignment information.
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posted by Don Schilling at 9:10 AM