USPS OIG Blog: ‘Tis the Scan Season

November 13, 2017 It’s the week before Thanksgiving, when attention turns to travel, favorite family recipes, overeating, and, of course, package delivery. That’s right. Cyber Monday is right around the corner and predictions put this year’s spend at roughly $3.8 billion in sales. And with an expected jump in online sales of 18-21 percent over…

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USPS: 6 facts about women letter carriers

November marks the 100th anniversary of women letter carriers in cities. Here are six facts about their contributions to mail delivery. Women began delivering mail in cities during World War I. Women had been rural carriers since at least 1899, but they didn’t deliver in urban areas until the nation experienced wartime workforce shortages. Washington,…

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USPS: Year-end financial results for FY 2017 reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017). Here are some highlights: Total revenue. The organization reported total revenue of $69.6 billion, a decrease of $1.8 billion compared to the prior year. The lower revenues were driven largely by accelerated declines in First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail…

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Congress asks USPS why it charges foreign posts less than domestic shippers

November 8, 2017 Dear Secretary Tillerson and Postmaster General Brennan: We write you out of concerns related to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) undercharging foreign posts, especially China Post, for parcel delivery due to the rate structure established under the Universal Postal Union (UPU). According to the most recent Annual Compliance Determination Report of…

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