The postal service is overhauling its uniform, including removing the star and the stripes, and replacing them with an eagle and a small shield.
The service will also add a new crest, with the words “We are the people,” in the top left corner.
The new design also includes the word “America,” and “postal” in the lower right corner.
The change comes as the post offices across the country are struggling with rising mail volumes, especially for small businesses.
Postmaster General John Thompson told The Associated Press the service has a responsibility to deliver mail to the people who need it.
“It’s not just a matter of providing services to small businesses,” Thompson said.
“It’s also about providing a service to the general public, providing a reliable service that we can be proud of and be proud to have at the post.
At the same time, the service needs to be responsive to the needs of the community, and that’s where the eagle comes in.
It’s a symbol of a strong, strong country, and it’s an emblem that reflects that.”
The new uniforms were created in conjunction with the American Postal Workers Union, a union representing some 8,000 postmasters.
The union wants the postmasters’ union to negotiate with the USPS to make the change.
“The union is asking the Postal Service to reconsider its decision and to continue to negotiate, and we have every confidence that the union will continue to work together with the Postal System to reach an agreement,” Postal Service Secretary Mark Shulman said in a statement.
Other changes include the redesign of the postman’s uniform, which will feature a star and a shield, instead of the star, and will be worn for uniform days.
A new design of the uniform will also be worn, with a shield in place of the stars.
The post office has been facing an uptick in mail volume in recent months.
It reported a 4.5 percent drop in total volume in the third quarter, compared to the same period last year.
The USPS reported a 2.7 percent drop last year, with an average of 10.4 million pieces mailed each day.