USPS OIG: By Land and Air

For some businesses, transportation is a simple matter, getting things from point A to point B, or maybe even getting things from point A to points B, C, and D. For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a different level of complexity altogether. Using both contractors and postal-owned transportation, the Postal Service manages an average daily…

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USPS: How to avoid heat-related illnesses

If you or a co-worker were experiencing a heat-related illness, would you recognize the symptoms? The Postal Service is reminding employees that two of the most common illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion symptoms include cool, moist skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; light headedness; weakness; thirst; irritability; and a…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 3, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: United Labor Day Parade Cancelled The Pandemic United States Constitution Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 3, 2020

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PWW: Honeymoon over before it begins with PMG ‘Delay’ !

Via Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: Postal Worker West – Jul/Aug 2020 Edition Post Office Under Attack COVID-19 Information

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USPS Statement on Washington Post CARES Act Lending Authority Article

USPS News Release – July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — Pursuant to the terms that will apply to borrowing under the CARES Act, the Postal Service will provide the Department of the Treasury with certain information regarding our costs, revenues, and overall financial position. This includes providing Treasury, under strict terms of confidentiality, with those…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp and Cash Inventories in Chicago

Background This report presents the results of our audit of all stamp and cash inventories at six postal units in Chicago, IL. These offices were located in the Chicago District of the Great Lakes Area. We conducted this audit in response to concerns raised by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service of potentially lost stamps, cash,…

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USPS: Pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS)

June 5, 2020 Mr. Brian J. Wagner President National Association of Postal Supervisors 1727 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2753 Dear Brian: This letter is in further reference to the pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS). Notice of this pilot was provided by letters dated August 21, 2019, March 11, and May…

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USPS OIG Report: Small Package Sorting System Performance

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the performance of the U.S. Postal Service’s Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines. The continued growth of eCommerce and the package delivery market provides opportunities for the Postal Service to increase revenue. The Postal Service has directed resources and management attention toward building a world-class package platform to compete…

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