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Systems at Work

Today

[Mail has] a tactile character that’s difficult to replace
with online equivalents
.
—Brian Wieser, Magna

System Mail

Conveyors and robots move mail through contemporary postal facilities.
Conveyors and robots move mail through contemporary postal facilities.

Today, the postal system is a vast intricate, automated system, and a partner with many other systems, such as the Internet. It still relies on a combination of people and machines, but it offers services now—like letter tracking—that were unimaginable a few decades ago. Through these changes, the Postal Service has fulfilled its mission of universal service and preserved its fundamental role in American life.

Postal workers loading mail trucks
Postal workers loading mail trucks
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