USPS OIG: Excess Space Available

The U.S. Postal Service owns roughly 8,400 properties and leases more than 23,000 others with annual rents totaling more than $800 million. Yet, the Postal Service has “excess space” — property or space not used or needed. Under the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA) of 2016, the Postal Service is required to identify and…

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Communities and Postal Workers United Newsletter – Winter 2019

Source: Communities and Postal Workers United

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USPS OIG Report: Congressional Mandate on Excess Space

Objective In December 2016, the U.S. Congress enacted the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA) of 2016 to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government in managing its properties. The law requires that: The U.S. Postal Service identify properties with space available for use by federal agencies and submit a list of those…

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New Ad Against The Sale of the Public Postal Service

11/15/2018 – Watch the new advertisement below produced by the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers against the White House’s proposal to sell the postal service to private corporations. See:

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USPS OIG Report: Operational Window Change Savings

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine if the Postal Service achieved its projected savings for the Operational Window Change (OWC). On January 5, 2015, the Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail (FCM) service standards, eliminating single-piece overnight FCM service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These…

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APWU: Thousands Proclaim the ‘U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”

Yesterday, Oct. 8, thousands of postal workers and supporters participated in over a hundred rallies across the country to proclaim that the U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale! This National Day of Action was sponsored jointly by the four postal unions. “The Postal Service belongs to the people,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The last…

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USPS OIG: Emergency Suspension Process

In the last several months we’ve seen a lot of post offices suspend operations due to extreme weather. But natural disasters aren’t the only reason for emergency suspensions. U.S. Postal Service district managers may also suspend the operations of any post office, station, or branch under its jurisdiction for: Termination of a lease or rental…

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