A New Reality: Correspondence Mail in the Digital Age

RARC-WP-18-004 – March 5, 2018 First-Class Mail is the Postal Service’s biggest provider of revenue and contribution. However, its portion of overall postal revenues has fallen from over 60 percent in the late 1970s to just 40 percent in 2016. Depending on whether key historical trends continue, intensify, or weaken, the future of correspondence mail…

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OIG: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes in the Southern and Pacific Areas

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the U.S. Postal Service effectively managed its Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs to ensure that injured employees in the Southern and Pacific areas who were deemed fit returned to work timely. The Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs help the agency meet its legal obligation to injured-on-duty…

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OIG: Voyager Fleet Card Management – Great Lakes Area

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of internal controls over Voyager fleet cards used in delivery operations in the Great Lakes Area. U.S. Bank manages the Voyager Fleet Systems credit card program for the U.S. Postal Service, and actively monitors transactions to identify potentially fraudulent use of credit cards. Every Postal Service-owned vehicle…

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Oshkosh Teams With Ford On $6-Billion USPS Mail Truck Bid

By Jerry Hirsch – March 06, 2018 Ford Motor Co. is working with Oshkosh Corp. on a bid that could be worth more than $6 billion to develop the next mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service. At least one prototype of the truck, which is based on Ford’s Transit cargo van, was seen undergoing…

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USPS: Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11. Here are five things to know about the practice of turning back clocks for a few months each year. 1. Benjamin Franklin suggested the concept — as a kind of joke. In 1784, about a decade after Franklin’s tenure as Postmaster General ended, he penned a satirical letter…

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Former USPS Sales VP Cliff Rucker Joins Pitney Bowes

Business Wire – March 05, 2018 STAMFORD, Conn. – Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce today named former USPS Sales and Customer Relations Leader Cliff Rucker as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development, Commerce Services. In this role, Rucker is responsible for helping to…

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USPS Testing Karsan Plug-in Hybrid Mail Truck

By Carly Schaffner – March 05, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service is testing a prototype of a plug-in hybrid mail truck from Karsan Otomotive, a Turkish truck maker. The truck, one of a series of prototypes from five different manufacturers competing to build the next mail truck, is undergoing tests on pavement and rural dirt…

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