Other Postal-Related Contracts The U.S. Postal Service, in its mission to implement Universal Mail Delivery, has formed a solid working partnership with other organizations vested with the same mission, including the Universal Postal Union, the Joint Military Pwwwostal Activity and Military Post Offices, and other federal agencies. Postal Products Unlimited recognizes the Postal Service’s central mission and has provided strategic support to these agencies. 15 More About ICM Approved JWOD Distributor: The Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Program provides employment opportunities for more than 36,000 Americans who are blind or have other severe disabilities by orchestrating Government purchases of products and services provided by nonprofit agencies employing such persons throughout the country. In 1938, the Wagner-O’Day Act was passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide employment opportunities for those who are blind by allowing them to manufacture mops and brooms to sell to the Federal Government. In 1971, under the leadership of Senator Jacob Javits, Congress amended this Act (41 U.S.C. 46-48c) to include people with severe disabilities. More than 60 years after the initial passage, this extraordinary socio-economic program provides Federal customers with a wide array of quality products and services, while providing meaningful jobs and increased independence to thousands of people with severe disabilities. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled is the JWOD Program’s Federal overseer. Through two Central Nonprofit Agencies — National Industries for the Blind and NISH (serving people with a range of disabilities) — the committee works with more than 600 nonprofit agencies across the country, as well as in Puerto Rico and Guam, to provide employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities. The purchase of JWOD products and services by Federal customers helps battle the 70% unemployment rate faced by this largely untapped labor resource. Postal Products Unlimited is proud to support these vital socio-economic goals through its role as an approved JWOD Distributor. “Under the GSA Schedules (Multiple Award Schedules) Program, GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide ordering offices with access to over 4 million commercial services and products. … GSA Schedules provide customers with millions of state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial services and products at volume discount pricing on a direct-delivery basis. … All customers, even those in remote locations, are provided with the latest technology, quality services and products, convenience, and most-favored customer pricing. GSA Schedules also offer the potential benefits of shorter lead-times, lower administrative costs, and reduced inventories, including significant opportunities for agencies to meet small business goals while promoting compliance with various environmental and socio-economic laws and regulations.” In recognition of its stated goals, the U.S. Postal Service has provided Universal Postal Union members, the U.S. military, and other federal agencies access to sources for Postal-Unique items through referrals to its suppliers. In recognition of our company’s quality product line, exceptional pricing structure and superior customer service, the U.S. Postal Service has consistently chosen Postal Products Unlimited as a source of referral for Postal-Unique equipment. Postal Products Unlimited has developed a growing reputation among federal agencies as a quality supplier of mail-related equipment under this contract. Our products are used at the highest levels of the three branches of the U.S. government, including the White House, the Supreme Court of the U.S. and the U.S. Senate. Other federal customers include the Department of Agriculture Headquarters, Department of Energy Headquarters, Department of State Headquarters, the Department of the Treasury Headquarters, the Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters and Social Security Agency Headquarters.
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