USPS OIG Report: Assessment of the USPS’s Service Performance and Costs

Objective Costs for the Postal Service to process, transport, and deliver mail are outpacing its revenue and it faces considerable pressure to reduce costs without harming service. We set out to determine how service performance has trended for all mail classes and compared that performance to cost trends over the last five years. We analyzed…

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USPS Plant Manager: Milwaukee Annex Replacement Approved

In response to the increased parcel volumes and increased space and operational challenges the Annex has experienced in recent years, a major facility project to replace the current Milwaukee Annex has been approved. This facility will be a new construction on our land at the corner of College Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue just south of…

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USPS OIG Report: Processing Network Optimization

Objective Our objective was to evaluate trends and practices the U.S. Postal Service uses to optimize its processing network. The Postal Service’s processing network includes 285 facilities that processed 301 billion pieces of mail in fiscal year (FY) 2018, with an average staffing complement of 82,065. These facilities are responsible for processing mail for delivery…

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NALC files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

August 29, 2019 NALC today filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service in the federal district court in Washington D.C. The suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing its Consolidated Casing Initiative until NALC’s pending national level grievance is resolved. The grievance over consolidated casing is presently scheduled…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – West Park Station 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Mail Delivery Issues – West Park Station, Philadelphia, PA (Project Number 19RG030DRT000). The West Park Station is in the Philadelphia Metro District of the Eastern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential delivery risks at…

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USPS OIG Report: Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

Objective The Postal Service partners with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to deliver mail to military facilities in the continental U.S. as well as military and DoS diplomatic personnel and their families outside the continental U.S. Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s military and diplomatic…

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Rep. Collins Introduces Legislation to Protect Community Post Offices

Jun 19, 2019 – Press Release WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today introduced H.R. 3333, the Community Post Office Act, to require the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) to receive written approval from local governments before relocating any post office facility. “As cities across the country are experiencing rapid growth, post offices are struggling to…

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