USPS OIG Report: Operational Window Change Savings

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine if the Postal Service achieved its projected savings for the Operational Window Change (OWC). On January 5, 2015, the Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail (FCM) service standards, eliminating single-piece overnight FCM service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These…

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Universal Postal Union Statement on USA’s withdrawal from UPU treaties

17.10.2018 -The United States of America has informed the Universal Postal Union (UPU) of its decision to withdraw from the treaties of the UPU. In a letter received on 17 October, the USA will withdraw membership to the Union a year from now. UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein regrets the decision and will seek…

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White House Statement on withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union

Statement from the Press Secretary National Security & Defense Issued on: October 17, 2018 President Donald J. Trump received a report from the Department of State pursuant to the August 23, 2018, Presidential Memorandum on “Modernizing the Monetary Reimbursement Model for the Delivery of Goods Through the International Postal System and Enhancing the Security and…

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USPS: Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink Friday, Oct. 19

The Postal Service is inviting employees to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink Friday, Oct. 19. Wear Pink Day aims to raise awareness of the disease and to honor survivors and those who have died. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women, according to the National Cancer…

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Richmond postal workers push for earlier work day

By Gretchen Ross – October 14, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Saturday morning United States Postal Workers were protesting along Brook Road, demanding an early start to their workday. With signs in hand, employees were speaking out about their safety and the safety of their customers. Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day…

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USPS OIG Report: Use of Postal Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution

Objective This report responds to a request from Senator Claire McCaskill, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Based on the request, our objectives were to examine the role of the Postal Service network in facilitating illicit drug distribution, explore associated risks and vulnerabilities in the system, and identify opportunities to mitigate…

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USPS: New guidebook offered on postal uniforms

SPS has introduced a pictorial guidebook that managers and supervisors can use to help ensure employees wear their uniforms properly. Postal Uniform Guidelines features images of employees wearing appropriate attire. The head-to-toe photographs show actual uniformed employees who serve the public, including letter carriers, retail associates and motor vehicle operators. “Every day, we deliver to…

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USPS: CDC offers flu recommendations

Have you gotten your flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to you. The CDC also encourages people to learn more about the flu, which…

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