USPS: Employees must follow rules on using postal property

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they may not use USPS property for any unauthorized purpose. Misusing USPS property violates the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch, which applies to all postal employees. Here are some examples of USPS property misuse: • Postal-issued cellphones. Don’t use them for outside business…

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USPS: Ethics Awareness Week – Aug. 16-22

The Postal Service will hold its first Ethics Awareness Week from Aug. 16-22, aiming to educate employees about the importance of conducting themselves with integrity. In a new video message to kick off the week, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy notes that USPS is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most trusted public institutions. “This…

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USPS OIG Report: Plant Load Agreements – NJ District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of plant load agreements in the New Jersey District. We selected this district based on volume and revenue declines from fiscal year (FY) 2019 to FY 2020 of 32 percent (500 million mailpieces) and 31 percent ($109.8 million in revenue), respectively. This district ranked sixth in the…

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USPS OIG Report: Embargoes and Redirections at Processing Facilities

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the operational impacts experienced by the Postal Service before and after the embargoes and redirections at mail processing facilities during the fiscal year (FY) 2021 peak mailing season. Each year, increased mail volume during peak mailing season — November through January — significantly strains the Postal Service’s processing and…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – New Hampshire

Background The Center Ossipee, East Wakefield, and Conway (all leased) post offices are in the Maine-New Hampshire-Vermont District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Operations at the Raleigh P&DC

Background The Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. To track mail conditions at processing facilities, the Postal Service launched the Mail Condition Visualization (MCV) system in January 2019….

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Postal Bulletin: Proper Lifting is Not Seasonal

At the United States Postal Service®, lifting and handling injuries are a major contributor to lost workdays from injuries. Additionally, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years. With the Postal Service’s increased emphasis on package delivery,…

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APWU: Sixth COLA under 2018 CBA will be $1,935.00

In July, the final month of the six-month adjustment period for the sixth COLA under the 2018 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose from last month to 797.661; an increase over the January 2021 index point upon which employees received the last COLA. As a result of the rise in index level, the following…

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