Rising to the Challenge.

Flexible strategies, solid values

For more than 235 years, the Postal Service has lived by its unofficial creed: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Today, we’re addressing our challenges and making big changes, but our core values remain the same.

Trusted. More than 200 federal laws protect the sanctity of the mail. These laws are enforced by the Postal Inspection Service, which safeguards the Postal Service and its customers.

Reliable. The Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152,920,433 residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. No single operation in the world comes close to matching this level of connectivity.

Affordable. Mail is a great value. For less than 50 cents, anyone can send a letter to anywhere in the nation. We deliver mail across the country, across the street, across the Grand Canyon and across all 50 states for the same low price.

Mickey D. Barnett, Chairman, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer