USPS PMG offers holiday message for employees

The following message is from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan: As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, I want to express my gratitude for everything you do for the Postal Service. Every day, you demonstrate unwavering commitment to serving the American public, no matter what challenges arise. This year, you helped our customers recover from…

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USPS OIG Report: Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices

Objective Postal Service transportation costs have increased $1.7 billion (or about 25 percent) since fiscal year (FY) 2014 despite an overall decline in mail volume of 8.8 billion pieces (or about 6 percent), as well as several initiatives to reduce transportation costs. Our objective was to analyze practices and cost trends and identify risk areas…

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USPS OIG: Fall 2019 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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Update on NALC Contract Negotiations: Parties Remain at Impasse 

November 22, 2019 NALC and management negotiators have reached the end of the 60-day mediation period following the Sept. 20 expiration of our National Agreement with USPS. The parties remain at impasse and are discussing the selection of a neutral arbitrator. Although NALC will continue to bargain in good faith, we will not delay the…

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USPS OIG Report: U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Charlotte Division

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Charlotte Division, implemented effective controls for accountable property, training, and case management. Based on a risk analysis of closed case count and workhours, number of hotline referrals, and National Compliance Review occurrence, we selected the Charlotte Division. The OIG has a statutory requirement…

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Postal Bulletin: November is HAZMAT Awareness Month 

The Postal Service™ is committed to protecting the health and well-being of its employees, retail partners, customers, and the mail. To that end, the Postal Service continuously evaluates procedures to ensure the safe acceptance and delivery of hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Recent incidents where nonmailable hazardous materials were inducted into the mail stream serve as a…

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USPS OIG Shutdown Plan – FY 2020

Brief summary of significant agency activities that will continue during a lapse: The United States Postal Service does not cease operations during any Federal lapse in appropriations as it is funded through a permanent no-year appropriation. In contrast, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) receives an annual appropriation which is derived from…

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USPS: Employees must follow rules on mercury

The Postal Service is reminding employees to do their part to prevent mercury from entering the mailstream. Elemental mercury is a dense, silver metallic liquid that is a designated hazardous material and is prohibited from the mail. To protect the safety of employees and customers and to avoid costly and disruptive spills, USPS requires employees…

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