USPS to hire part-time, entry-level carriers in Memphis

Daily Memphian Staff – September 4, 2020 The U.S. Postal Service is in hiring mode in Memphis, seeking to fill part-time, entry-level openings for mail carriers. The hiring comes as the USPS takes heat for mail delays and scrutiny about its role in delivering what is expected to be a record amount of mailed-in ballots…

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USPS OIG Report: Arrow Key Management Controls

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s management controls for arrow keys. The Postal Service uses a universal key, known as an arrow key, to access collection boxes, outdoor parcel lockers, cluster box units, and apartment panels. Supervisors assign these keys – generally one per route – to letter carriers…

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NALC: National-Level Grievance over Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) Settled

September 1, 2020 NALC and the Postal Service have settled national-level case Q16N-4Q-C 20345187 concerning the Postal Service’s implementation of a test of the delivery initiative entitled Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS). As a result of the settlement, the parties agree that the ESAS pilot test is concluded and terminated as of August 19, 2020. Additionally,…

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NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

August 17, 2020 Today, pursuant to Article 15, Section 3.F of the National Agreement, NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of the SER initiative and characterized it as a “review” which would…

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NALC Executive Council endorses Biden-Harris

August 13, 2020 Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States: On behalf of nearly 300,000 active and retired letter carriers, we are proud to endorse Vice…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s acquisition strategy for delivery and collection vehicles. The Postal Service’s mission is to provide reliable and affordable universal mail delivery and postal retail services to the U.S. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Postal Service delivered to about 160 million delivery points, six days a week….

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USPS OIG: FY 2019 Delivery and Retail Response Team Follow-Up Analysis

Objective Our objective was to evaluate recent delivery and scanning performance for selected U.S. Postal Service delivery units we audited in fiscal year (FY) 2019. We audited seven of these units based on carriers returning late to the office and 11 units based on the number of package scans performed at the unit instead of…

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USPS: ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ online food drive now underway

Stamp Out Hunger will occur online this year, beginning this week. The annual campaign traditionally allows Postal Service employees to collect food donations that are then distributed to food banks and pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) organizes the drive, which is usually held on the second Saturday of May, but this year’s…

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