History of the US Postal System continued….

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Since then, the USPS has also initiated stronger security measures following attempted anthrax deliveries, created the office of the Inspector General in order to combat fraud and ensure transparency with the organization, and has continued to update its postal code and bar code equipment in order to deal more efficiently with the increasing volumes of mail and packages in the 21st century. Today, the USPS is the third-largest civilian employer in the United States, and remains a cornerstone in the development of the country as we know it today.