USPS OIG Report: Mobile Delivery Device Program

Background Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) are handheld scanners that replaced two existing, paired devices – the Intelligent Mail Devices and clamshell cell phones. Letter carriers use MDDs on the street to track package delivery in real time. This tracking capability, known as package visibility, is essential for the U.S. Postal Service to be competitive and…

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USPS OIG: Are city carrier work hours accurately allocated?

Project Title: Delivery Charge Codes Start Date: Monday, June 26, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: December 2017 We are conducting an audit to assess the accuracy and reliability of city carrier labor cost attribution. City carriers perform both office and street activities. City carrier street costs are developed separately in two distinct groups: letter routes…

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OIG Report: Carrier Leave Without Pay for Union Activities

Background In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin requested the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) review a constituent’s allegation that a select group of postal carriers took leave without pay (LWOP) to participate in union political activities. This report responds to the senator’s request and reviews the use of overtime…

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The CA-17: Describing your work duties and restrictions

“The Postal Service has an obligation to make every effort to find work for compensably injured workers. That obligation can only be enforced when compensably injured workers provide sufficient medical evidence detailing which specific work duties they are capable of performing. While many doctors have their own forms for describing work restrictions, compensably injured workers…

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OIG Report: Automated Vehicle Utilization System Mileage Use – Southern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivers almost 154 billion pieces of mail annually using 227,896 postal-owned vehicles. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, postal-owned delivery vehicles traveled over one billion miles nationwide, about 203 million miles more than initially estimated. A delivery route is a scheduled course of travel to deliver the mail. Management generally establishes…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 14–20

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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