USPS marks global leadership in international mail processing

Postal Service leaders gathered recently to celebrate the “certificate of excellence” awards earned by all five of the USPS international service centers (ISCs). The awards — presented by the International Post Corporation (IPC) — make USPS the first postal authority in the world to complete the arduous certification process.

The Postal Service operates ISCs in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. Earning certification for each ISC is a year-long process that includes stringent on-site reviews to verify that more than 200 standards are met. The IPC awards certification for a three-year period, and conducts periodic validation to ensure that a facility maintains its high performance levels.

The IPC is a cooperative association of 24 national postal administrations and operators from North America, Europe and the Pacific.