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United States Postal Service

United States Postal Service

United states postal service

■ Introduction

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency in the executive branch. Created by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, it replaced the Post Office Department. The USPS regulates all aspects of the mail.

The service is administered by an eleven-member board of governors; nine members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the ...

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