USPS OIG Report: Misrouted Mail Within the Postal Service Network

Objective Our objective was to determine why there is misrouted mail and its impact on the Postal Service. Service standards are the Postal Service’s stated delivery performance goals for each mail class measured in days from point of entry into the mailstream to final destination. These standards are one of the primary operational goals or…

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USPS Leaders address House committee

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Ron A. Bloom testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Feb. 24. The title of the hearing was “Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing.” The USPS Newsroom website has the opening statement and full written testimony…

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USPS: Watch USPS announcement of new fleet

A new video shows the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicle (NGDV) announcement. The video, released Feb. 23, features an overview of the NGDV, along with remarks from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Kristin Seaver, chief retail and delivery officer; Scott Bombaugh, chief technology officer; and Mark Guilfoil, supply management vice president. USPS has awarded its NGDV…

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USPS awards Oshkosh Defense $483 Million contract to modernize delivery fleet

The Postal Service has awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of U.S-built delivery vehicles that will drive the most dramatic modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades. The historic investment is part of a soon-to-be-released plan the Postal Service has developed to transform its financial performance and customer…

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USPS: FFVs should run on alternative fuel

The Postal Service is reminding its employees who drive for the organization that flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) are required by law to operate on alternative fuel rather than gasoline. Almost all FFVs in the postal fleet are E85s. How do you know if you’re driving one? • Check the gas cap. Most alternative-fuel vehicles have yellow…

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USPS OIG Report: Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers

Objective Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service timely terminated payments to Contract Postal Unit (CPU) and Village Post Office (VPO) suppliers when services were no longer provided. The Postal Service fulfills its universal service obligation partly through its Alternate Access Channels programs, which offer postal products and convenient mail services where customers…

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APWU: USPS Notification of Function 4 PSE Retention Survey

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Subject: PSE Retention Survey All, recently the Postal Service notified the APWU that they would be conducting a survey of PSEs assigned to Function 4. This survey is being referred to as “retention survey for Postal Support Employees (PSEs) currently assigned to Function 4 (Customer Service…

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