USPS OIG Audit Report: Payments to Contract Cleaners

Objective Our objective was to determine whether Postal Service payments to contract cleaners were valid, timely, and made in compliance with Postal Service payment policy. The Postal Service contracts with external service providers to clean eligible postal facilities. The two methods for procuring cleaning services are dependent on the value of the estimated cleaning service….

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USPS: Shipping Services price adjustments announced

The Postal Service has announced Shipping Services price changes for next year. If reviewed favorably by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the changes would take effect Jan. 9. Here’s a list of current and planned prices: • Priority Mail small flat-rate box: $8.45 (current), $9.45 (planned) • Priority Mail medium flat-rate box: $15.50 (current), $16.10…

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USPS: Campaign aims to raise awareness of winter hazards

With the start of the winter season just weeks away, the Postal Service wants employees to be aware of potential hazards posed by wet, icy and uneven surfaces. USPS National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week is the organization’s annual campaign to raise awareness of how uneven surfaces or distracted walking can lead to injuries….

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USPS reports financial results for fiscal year 2021

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Operating revenue was $77 billion, an increase of 5.3 percent from the previous fiscal year. Shipping and packages revenue increased 12.2 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue increased 4.9 percent. First-Class Mail revenue…

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USPS OIG Report: Trips Operating More Than Four Hours Late

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s management of Highway Contract Routes (HCR) and Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) trips operating more than four hours late. The 2020 Annual Compliance Determination Report defines Postal Service trips that arrive more than four hours late as critically late trips (CLT). The Postal…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Baltimore

Background This report responds to requests from U.S. Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Kweisi Mfume, for the 2nd and 7th Congressional Districts of MD, respectively, to review mail delivery and customer service operations at select units in the Baltimore, MD, region. In May 2021, Representatives Ruppersberger and Mfume sent letters requesting reviews at several units…

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