USPS OIG Report: Mail Operations at the Mid Carolina P&DC

Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day or when it is processed but not on the dock in time for scheduled transportation to delivery units. Delayed mail can adversely affect Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. The…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Oversight of Its Use of Cryptocurrency 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. Postal Inspection Service policies and procedures for managing cryptocurrency in its law enforcement activities. Cryptocurrency is a decentralized form of digital currency that uses a blockchain, or public ledger, to record transactions. The anonymity of cryptocurrency transactions and the significant fluctuations in the value of…

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USPS: Verify FEHB enrollments by Aug. 31

The Postal Service is reminding employees about an important deadline involving the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is requiring all federal agencies to verify eligible family members who are enrolled in the program, also known as FEHB, by Aug. 31. To comply with this regulation, USPS employees who are…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service® reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. To bring awareness to this issue, USPS® is sponsoring National Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention Week, a…

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USPS OIG: Reasonable Accommodation Written Procedures

Overview The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General Reasonable Accommodation Written Procedures, also referred to Standards of Practice, is modeled after the Postal Service’s Handbook EL-307, Reasonable Accommodation, An Interactive Process. This establishes procedures that enable the OIG’s Reasonable Accommodation Committee to assist managers and supervisors with making sound decisions regarding reasonable accommodation…

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USPS: Employees can audition for holiday ads

The Postal Service is inviting employees to audition for this year’s holiday-themed advertising campaign. Employees who are chosen to participate could be featured in a variety of different types of holiday ads, including TV commercials. The audition is open to all employees. No prior acting experience is required. The USPS 2021 Employee Casting website has…

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USPS: Anaheim P&DC now has solar panels in parking area

Employees at the Anaheim, CA, Processing and Distribution Center were thrilled last year when USPS chose the facility for solar panel installation. “How did we get so lucky?” Maintenance Manager Frank Garcia remembers thinking. One asset in the site’s favor, he later found out, was the facility’s new roof. Alas, Murphy’s Law prevailed. The panels’…

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Former Sec-Treasurer of APWU Muskogee Local sentenced: 60 months probation, $95,100 restitution 

On August 11, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Brenda Walters, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 7 (located in Muskogee, Okla.), was sentenced to 60 months of probation. She was also ordered to pay $95,100 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On March…

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