USPS: Memorial Day honors armed forces

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor U.S. military members who died while serving their country, will be observed Monday, May 28. “The men and women of the armed forces place America’s safety before their own,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “Memorial Day is a time to remember their valor, courage and the sacrifices…

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USPS to answer employees’ benefits questions

If you have questions about your benefits, the Postal Service has answers. You can now go online to post your questions and get answers from the Benefits and Wellness team. You can ask about health plans, retirement options, flexible spending accounts, commuter programs and other benefits-related topics. The discussion board is part of the IdeaSMART…

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USPS OIG Review of Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicle Acquisition

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service’s Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive (LHD) delivery vehicles acquisition achieved performance metrics, costs, and savings. The Postal Service has experienced package volume growth that has created the need for increased vehicle cargo-handling capacity. Additionally, the existing fleet of LHD vehicles in service have exceeded their…

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USPS OIG Report: Earned Work Hours in Customer Service Operations – Tennessee District

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy of earned workhours in customer service operations in the Tennessee District. Customer service operations consist of employees at post offices, stations, and branches involved in mail distribution, retail window, and miscellaneous administrative operations. The U.S. Postal Service uses the Customer Service Adjusted Workload (CSAW) and Customer Service…

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USPS, NRLCA extend contract negotiations

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Postal Service’s contract with the NRLCA expired May 20 at midnight. USPS and the NRLCA have mutually decided to extend negotiations. Source: USPS

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USPS OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for the Atlanta NDC

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service’s transportation consolidations of mail (loading, unloading, and trailer utilization) for long-distance Highway Contract Routes (HCR) at the Atlanta Network Distribution Center (NDC). Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service at 19 NDCs. Bedloading is when…

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APWU: Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus

05/21/2018 – Former APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. William Burrus served as elected National President of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO from 2001-2010. He was the first African-American to be elected president of any national union in direct balloting by the…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail Reporting in the Great Lakes Area

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine the accuracy of delayed mail reporting at three selected facilities in the Great Lakes Area. The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Mail processing facilities are required to complete daily mail…

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