USPS: Video highlights business services

“Behind the Scenes,” a new video from the Postal Service, shows how USPS is using technology to better serve business customers. The 2-minute, 20-second segment uses animation and live-action scenes to highlight several services — such as Business Mail Entry Units and Informed Visibility — that help businesses easily plan and conduct direct mail campaigns….

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USPS OIG Report: Terminal Handling Services – Cap Metro Area

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Terminal Handling Services (THS) used to sort and transport mail for the Postal Service in the Capital Metro Area. The Postal Service uses THS suppliers to load mail into FedEx air containers and deliver them to FedEx for transportation across the nation….

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USPS supervisor pleads guilty in theft of marijuana from mail

Scheme involved fellow employee ‘Chuck the Sniffer’ By Curtis Killman – February 5, 2018 A U.S. Postal Service supervisor admitted Monday to participating in a scheme with another employee known as “Chuck the Sniffer” to stealing marijuana from packages at the mail sorting facility in Tulsa. Laura Mae Campbell, 47, of Claremore pleaded guilty in…

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APWU: MVS New Hire Salary Dispute Settled

Web News Article #: 13-2018 02/05/2018 – On Jan. 26, the MVS Division and the USPS settled Class Action Grievance USPS NO. Q15V-4Q-C17473798/APWU No. HQTV20170179. In the settlement, the parties agreed that when an external posting to hire contains an incorrect salary for the position in question, the Postal Service may correct the error pre-employment….

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USPS: Employee idea-sharing platform is here

IdeaSMART, a new online platform that allows Postal Service employees to share ideas to help improve the organization, is now open. You can use IdeaSMART to respond to current business challenges that managers need help with or to share general ideas to improve USPS. Here’s how to participate: Log in to IdeaSMART at https://ideasmart.ideascalegov.com. You’ll…

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USPS: Pet insurance available to employees

Postal Service employees now have access to discounted pet insurance coverage through Trupanion. The coverage is available for domestic dogs and cats across the United States. Trupanion pays 90 percent of covered veterinary costs associated with sickness or injury. The company offers a variety of coverage and deductible options. The discount is available to employees…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Sarasota Contract Postal Unit

Background The objective of this audit was to determine whether internal controls were in place and effective over the management of the Gold Tree Contract Postal Unit (CPU) by the Sarasota, FL, Main Post Office. The OIG uses data analytics to evaluate the Postal Service’s financial information. Host Administrative Offices (HAO) are required to conduct…

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USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2017, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904 and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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