OIG: Autonomous Mobile Robots and the Postal Service

Autonomous mobile robots have grabbed the interest of postal operators and logistics companies for their potential to cut costs, increase efficiency, and enable new services. The Postal Service has a long history of piloting early forms of robots in sorting centers but has yet to really test the latest generation of robots for sorting and…

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USPS: Postal Inspection Service offering HAZMAT training

The Postal Inspection Service is offering three new training courses to help employees who accept and handle hazardous materials. The first course, Advanced HAZMAT Training, is now available in the Learning Management System. The course number is 10026976. The course provides instruction on: navigating Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail; classification of hazardous materials;…

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2018 National Convention Resolutions: Retiree delegates seated with a voice and vote

Via Bobby Donelson, APWU SWCAL Retiree Chapter President: The retirees are asking all delegates to the 2018 National Convention to support two changes in the APWU National Constitution. Neither is harmful to the APWU or a cost factor. Retirees assist local, state, and the national unions. Amend the APWU Constitution & By-Laws; new Article 6:…

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USPS: Postal Facts site offers trove of info

Did you know the Postal Service handles almost half the world’s mail volume? Or that 318 employees were honored for their heroism during the previous fiscal year? Or that the organization receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations? If any of…

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PRC Identifies USPS Compliance Issues in Annual Report for FY 2017

WASHINGTON – April 5, 2018 – The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD), a mandated assessment of the U.S. Postal Service’s compliance with pricing and service performance requirements in fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017). While the Commission acknowledges some areas of improvement, it identifies several compliance issues related to workshare discounts,…

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USPS: Election Mail, Political Mail tips offered

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between Political Mail and Election Mail tags. Red Tag 57, for Political Mail, should be used for any political campaign mailing by a registered candidate, campaign committee, and committee of a political party. This tag also can be used for a message mailing by a political…

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