USPS OIG: Hiring Practices in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Audit Report – HR-AR-15-003 – 12/18/2014 Background This report responds to a request from Representative Donna M. Christensen of the U.S. Virgin Islands to review concerns about the hiring process used to fill the Postal Support Employee (non-career) laborer custodian positions in St. Croix and St. Thomas. She also inquired as to whether the Postal…

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USPS OIG: Extra Hours Worked by Supervisors in the Greater Indiana District

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Audit Report – HR-AR-15-002 – 12/18/2014 Background This audit responds to the National Association of Postal Supervisors’ concern that U.S. Postal Service management prevented Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) Level 17 supervisors from receiving compensation for overtime hours worked. EAS Level 17 supervisors are non-union employees who oversee employees in a production operation. Our objective…

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USPS connecting with holiday customers on Twitter

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  The Postal Service is piloting a Social Media Operations Center to help holiday customers on Twitter. Through the end of last week, the center was handling 1,000 daily customer messages, also known as “tweets.” Many tweets are about package and mail tracking or delivery. “People are noticing we’re online and ready to help, and…

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NPMHU: Union Notified of New Developments in USPS Data Breach – Large number of Workers Compensation records “possibly” compromised

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December 18, 2014 – In a new development on the earlier data breach at the Postal Service, USPS has now sent individual letters to another group of employees who may have had personal information compromised. USPS informed us that a large number of Workers Compensation records were “possibly” compromised, in some cases including not only…

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USPS OIG: Capital District Vulnerability Assessment

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Audit Report – IT-AR-15-001 – 12/12/2014 Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s Information Technology Security Risk Model identified the Capital District as being among the five most at-risk districts for multiple quarters during fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014. Security events during those periods included instances of malicious software which can affect…

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APWU President Dimondstein to Appear on the ‘Ed Show’ Today, Dec. 17

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Web News Article #: 235-2014 12/17/2014 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein will appear this evening on The Ed Show, which airs on MSNBC at 5 p.m. He will discuss Congress’ failure to address urgent postal issues before adjourning yesterday and he will talk about the fight to protect the U.S. Postal Service from those who…

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