USPS OIG: Cybersecurity Decision Analysis Reports Review

Objective Our objective was to assess whether Decision Analysis Reports (DAR) I and II cybersecurity investments’ stated performance metrics aligned with the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) strategic and cost objectives. To establish a sound cybersecurity foundation, the Postal Service has made significant investments in information security. In 2015, the Postal Service approved [redacted] million…

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USPS OIG Report: No Sale Transactions in Dallas, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sale Transactions – Dallas, TX, Mockingbird Finance Station. The Mockingbird Finance Station is in the Dallas District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations….

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues in San Antonio, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to evaluate mail delivery issues on selected routes at the San Antonio – Heritage Station. The Heritage Station is in the Rio Grande District of the Southern Area. We conducted the audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential operational risks…

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NPMHU: Increase in Mail Handler Wage Rates Nov. 24, 2018

Effective November 24, 2018 — For career mail handlers, the basic annual salary for each grade and step of Table One and Table Two shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.3% of the basic annual salary for the grade and step in effect on May 20, 2016. This is the third of three-scheduled…

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USPS previews select 2019 stamps

The Postal Service has announced some of its planned stamps for 2019, including releases that honor poet Walt Whitman, entertainers Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hines, Post Office murals, and the nation’s scenic rivers. Here’s what’s coming: Hearts Blossom, the latest stamp in the Love series Year of the Boar, the 12th and final stamp in…

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Postal Worker West – November 20, 2018 Edition

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving. Please find attached the latest edition of Postal Worker West. Please forward to your contact list and post as you deem fit. Thank you, Omar M. Gonzalez APWU Western Region Coordinator

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Airlines to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle Allegations of Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail

The Justice Department announced today that British Airways Plc (BA) and Iberia Airlines (Iberia) have agreed to pay $5.8 million to resolve their liability under the False Claims Act for falsely reporting the times they transferred possession of United States mail to foreign postal administrations or other intended recipients under contracts with the United States…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Inbound International Mail Operations

This management alert presents the results of our review of Inbound International Mail Operations – [Redacted] and nearby offsite facilities. We are issuing this alert to facilitate immediate corrective actions regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to fulfill the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s advanced electronic data-based holds for inbound international mail. These issues present…

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