OIG Report: Congressional Inquiries — Gateway District

Background The U.S. Postal Service frequently receives inquiries from members of Congress and their staff. Congressional inquiries might include questions about service or changes in processing facility operations, or they might include complaints about mail delivery or decisions to change facilities. The Postal Service has various processes for handling and coordinating congressional inquiries. Informal inquiries,…

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USPS Non-Career Employee Background Screening in the LA District

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s national screening process for external hiring of non-career employees involves four key groups: the Human Resources Shared Services Center (HRSSC), a Postal Service contractor, district Human Resources (HR) officials, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The process is initiated when the HRSSC receives an employment application. The HRSSC then…

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Postal Employees will be greatly affected by HR 756

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 March 5th 2017 In HR 756 it is evident that the employees of the USPS will be greatly affected by the changes the Bill proposes. Most importantly FORCED MEDICARE INTERGRATION as well as a change in delivery for both business as well residential. The…

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USPS OIG Report: Use of the Run Plan Generator

Background The U.S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of activities required to sort and distribute mail for delivery. The Run Plan Generator (RPG) is a software application used by processing facilities to optimize machine usage and operational efficiency. The RPG combines site-specific mail processing machines,…

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What You May Not Know About the U.S. Postal Service

By Fredric Rolando – January 26, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service delivers to 155 million homes and businesses from coast to coast, six and increasingly seven days a week. It’s based in the Constitution and is consistently rated the public’s most-trusted federal agency. The USPS is particularly critical to small towns and rural areas as…

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LTE: Impressed with Veterans Administration, US Postal Service speed

Letter to the Editor – Jan 21, 2017 DEAR EDITOR: I am a disabled veteran and depend on the Veterans Administration to provide my pharmacy when needed. I see local cardiologists at the Lima St. Rita’s Medical Center and they provide me with prescriptions for the medications that I need to treat my conditions. Last…

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LTE: We must protect U.S. Postal Service

Letter to the editor – Jan 19, 2017 EDITOR: Here’s something every American should be concerned about. The two Republican chairmen of the Congressional Oversight committees, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last fall requesting a preliminary investigation into the cost and continued need…

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OIG Report: Mail Processing Operations at the Roanoke P&DC

Background On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail® (FCM) service standards nationwide, eliminating single-piece overnight service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These revisions enabled the Postal Service to expand the amount of time each day that it could process mail, a change known…

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