June 17, 2022
The Brillion News
The following press release was issued to The Brillion News.
Post Offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth. There will be no mail delivery, caller service or Post Office Box service. All services will resume on Tuesday, June 21. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, June 18.
Customers who wish to purchase stamps, mail packages, or ship urgent letters or packages on June 21 may use the Self-Service Kiosks available at select post offices. The ATM-like kiosk accepts credit or debit cards only and can handle about 80 percent of typical postal transactions – like weigh packages and dispense postage for Priority Express, Priority, First-Class and Parcel Post mail. Self Service Kiosks are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To obtain more information about postal services, customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS.
Juneteenth, the nation’s newest federal holiday, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. In 2021, President Joe Biden signed the law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
Because June 19 falls on a Sunday in 2022, the holiday will be observed on Monday, June 20. This year will mark the Postal Service’s first observance of Juneteenth.
USPS recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are important business imperatives that makes the organization stronger. An important part of creating an inclusive workplace is increasing awareness of — and appreciation for — the different cultures and backgrounds of postal employees, which is embodied by the observation of Juneteenth.
As outlined in the Delivering for America plan, the organization strives to hire, develop, and retain a workforce that represents the communities it serves.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.