At September 30, 2010, we had 583,908 career employees and 87,779 non-career employees, substantially all of whom reside in the U.S.

The labor force is primarily represented by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA). The APWU and the NRLCA contracts expire on November 20, 2010, and the NPMHU and NALC contracts expire in November 2011. If an agreement is not reached during negotiations, a federal mediator is appointed. Impasses in collective bargaining negotiations may ultimately be resolved through arbitration.

More than 85% of career employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. By law, the Postal Service must consult with management organizations representing most of the employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements. These consultations provide non-bargaining unit employees in the field an opportunity to participate directly in the planning, development, and implementation of programs and policies that affect them. Management organizations include the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS), the National League of Postmasters and the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS). The Postal Service participates in federal employee benefit programs as required by statute, for retirement, health, and workers’ compensation benefits.

Available Information

Financial and other information about the Postal Service is available on www.usps.com: click on About USPS & News. Information on the website is not incorporated by reference in this report.

We make available on our website, free of charge, copies of our recent annual reports, quarterly reports, and current reports as soon as reasonably practicable after they are filed with or provided to the PRC. Requests for copies may also be sent to the following address:

Corporate Communications
United States Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20260-3100