US Postal Service : Guidance On Suspicious Mail Needs Further Refinement

Author: Katherine A. Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: needs, further, refinement, mail, suspicious, service, guidance, postal
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 142230289X
ISBN-13: 9781422302897

Book Description:

In Oct. 2003, an envelope marked Caution: Ricin PoisonÓ was discovered at a postal facility. Ricin is a poison that, in certain forms, can cause death. The USPS has told its employees to be on the alert for suspicious mailÓ that may pose a threat & has developed guidance for them on how to identify & respond to such mail, in order to protect them. This report describes: (1) actions taken by various agencies, in responding to the incident, to protect the health of postal employees & the public; (2) USPS guidance related to suspicious mail in place in Oct. 2003 & the extent to which it was followed during the incident; & (3) subsequent changes made in this guidance & the extent to which current guidance addresses issues raised by the incident. Illus.


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