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Postal Service

Postal service



U.S. Postal Service (USPS),475 L’Enfant Plaza S.W., 20260-0001; (202) 268-2000. Fax, (202) 268-5211. Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General. General information, (800) 275-8777. Library, (202) 268-2906. Locator, (202) 268-2000. Press, (202) 268-6524. TTY, (800) 877-8339.


Offers postal service throughout the country as an independent establishment of the executive branch. Library open to the public by appointment.

U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Inspection Service,475 L’Enfant Plaza S.W., #3100, 20260-2100; (202) 268-4264. Fax, (202) 268-7316. Guy Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector. Fraud and abuse hotline, (877) 876-2455. Press, (202) 268-3700.

Web, and Twitter, @USPIpressroom

Investigates violations of postal laws, such as theft of mail or posted valuables, assaults on postal employees, organized crime in postal-related matters, and prohibited mailings. Conducts internal audits; investigates postal activities to determine effectiveness of procedures; ...

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