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Library of Congress Mail Delivery Update

Due to a mail stoppage in January and February and increased mail
security for all Capitol Hill offices, the Library of Congress (LC) has
been making efforts to expedite current and backlogged mail deliveries.


So far, LC has resumed the timely delivery of packages from United
States Postal Service (USPS) and from commercial shipping carriers.

Additional screening measures for letter mail continues to cause a
six-to eight week delay.   The LC mail contractor and LC staff are
processing the current backlog of letter mail on a first-in, first-out
basis, i.e., letters are released in the order that they arrived at the
mail facilities.  This multi-week delay is expected to last for the next
two months.

For timely delivery, correspondents are urged to consider commercial
carriers, USPS package delivery services, facsimile transmissions, or
electronic data transmission (for email and .pdf document formats,
please call for instructions and restrictions).

FEDLINK vendors with questions or concerns about mail delays should
contact Mary Wilson at (202) 707-4970 (email: [log in to unmask]); FEDLINK
customers should call the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline at (202) 707-4900.

We regret any inconvenience this additional security has caused and
will issue updates about the situation when more information is
available.