USPS: Orders of packaging supplies to be faster

September 27, 2022 Victory Packaging, the fulfillment company for the Postal Service’s expedited packaging supplies, will now process and ship orders within one business day from the date of receipt. Previously, the interval between order and processing could be as much as 72 hours. The change is effective Oct. 1. The update applies to the…

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USPS OIG Report: Election Mail Readiness for the 2022 Mid-Term Elections

Background Election Mail is any mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process and includes ballots and voter registration materials. The U.S. Postal Service has specific policies and procedures on the proper acceptance, processing, delivery, and recording of Election Mail. What We Did Our objective was to evaluate the…

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United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA): 3% Pay Increase effective 9/24/22

By Anne Marie Porco – 09/21/22 UPMA has been discussing with Postal Headquarters EAS salaries, Pay For Performance, and NPA for many months. Today the long-awaited announcement that, effective September 24th, 2022, all non-bargaining employees will receive a 3% pay increase in their base (even if they are at the top of their scale) came…

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Agenda Item for 9/29/22 USPS/APWU Retail Meeting: Lack of Stamps or Postal Products on Retail Window

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Date: September 23, 2022 Subject: High Importance: Lack of Stamps or Postal Products on Retail Window -Agenda Item HQ USPS/APWU Retail Meeting 9/29/22 Please disseminate to the field! Please forward me a copy of any e-mail or scanned written correspondence as documentation to management of instances where you are unable to…

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U.S. Postal Service OIG Shutdown Plan updated for FY 2023

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 OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Facility Security and Access Control

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for Postal Service policies, procedures, standards, and requirements for facility security and access controls. It has also established a risk management process — the Vulnerability Risk Assessment Tool (VRAT) — to ensure compliance with facility security policies and procedures and identify facility security deficiencies. Additionally, the Postal…

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