Welcome to the U.S. Postal Service’s Department of Government Relations online guide. Here, you will find information on critical issues involving the Postal Service, including public policy position documents, background on Postal operations, strategies for the future, Postal guidelines, facts and summaries. We also provide links to recent Congressional hearings, pending legislation, press releases and other helpful websites. This site is designed to help Congressional staff understand important Postal issues, by providing material and liaison support to help you better serve your constituents.
So browse the information we have provided and feel free to contact us with questions about the Postal Service. We look forward to serving you.
The USPS, the second-oldest federal department or agency of the United States, has been in existence since 1775. Our commitment to service and our long history make us part of the fabric of the nation. Congress and the Postal Service have enjoyed a close partnership which remains strong, even after 236 years. We know that Members of Congress are dedicated to serving their constituents and the USPS is equally committed to providing exceptional mail service to those same citizens.
The primary mission of USPS Government Relations is to help Members of Congress and their staffs – in Washington, D.C. and in their respective districts and states – to understand the Postal Service and to assist with obtaining information on postal-related matters for your constituents.
What Government Relations Does
The USPS operates under a legal mandate to offer “fundamental service” to the American people, “at fair and reasonable rates.” Fulfilling this obligation is something we take seriously. By providing timely and relevant information to Members and staff, the GR team helps ensure we can address the challenges that face us and continue to make improvements in our operations
Our team of Government Relations liaisons works closely with staff in each state/district office to assist with questions about how the USPS operates, our rules, regulations, policies and processes, and covering a wide array of topics.
Congressional staff can also send inquiries via regular mail to:
USPS Government Relations
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW Room 10802
Washington, D.C. 20260-3500