USPS: Travel limits extended until Nov. 16

The Postal Service’s policy limiting business travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been extended to Nov. 16. The policy affects all business trips, including in-person training. Only travel that is deemed critical to the organization’s mission and trips that cannot be postponed will be approved. Some travel will be allowed to maintain the efficiency…

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Next Generation Connectivity: Postal Service Roles in 5G and Broadband Deployment

September 14, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-007) At a time when the Internet has become vital for telework, distance learning, and telehealth, more than 18 million Americans lack access to broadband service. Several potential partnership opportunities would allow the Postal Service to help bring high-quality broadband to unserved and underserved areas in the U.S. The Internet has dramatically…

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USPS: Keeping your tech emergency-ready

To help mark National Preparedness Month in September, the Postal Service wants employees to keep their technology updated in case of an emergency. Mobile phones, computers and tablets can be lifesavers in disaster strikes, but only if they are reliable and work properly. Poor battery life and outdated operating systems can render mobile phones and…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU A Call To Action Recent statements from Trump and PMG Delay* and concurrent developments throughout the Postal Service should have even the most sanguine disbelieving rank and file on edge. For too long too many have pooh poohed the alarms about privatization…

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Postal Bulletin: USPS Energy and Water Use

Our Scope At the United States Postal Service®, we operate more than 31,000 Post Offices, branches, carrier annexes, and processing and distribution centers across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Our facilities consume energy from all utility sources, including electricity, natural gas, heating oil, propane, and steam. Expenditures on utilities – energy and water consumption…

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USPS OIG: Independent Report to OPM on Employee Benefits

Independent Report to OPM – Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Reporting Objective We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Inspector General and the OPM’s Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist…

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USPS OIG Report: Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of management controls over recoveries for private party damage to U.S. Postal Service vehicles. The Postal Service maintains one of the nation’s largest fleets, with over 200,000 vehicles used for daily operations. In fiscal years (FY) 2018 and 2019, Postal Service vehicles were involved in over 58,000…

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USPS aligns transportation network to boost efficiency

September 11, 2020 Continuing work that began in June 2019, the Postal Service is aligning its surface transportation network as planned to help the organization improve service performance and move mail and packages more efficiently. “Aligning our surface transportation network will help us to better serve the evolving needs of our customers, particularly when it…

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