USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of In-Office Cost System Data

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy and reliability of In-Office Cost System (IOCS) telephone readings. The IOCS is the primary probability sampling system used by the U.S. Postal Service to attribute the labor costs of clerks, mail handlers, city carriers, and supervisors related to the handling of mail of all classes and rate…

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USPS: CDC offers flu recommendations

Have you gotten your flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to you. The CDC also encourages people to learn more about the flu, which…

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Warning about thieves targeting Philadelphia public mailboxes

Thursday, October 19, 2017 MAYFAIR (WPVI) — Police arrested five people for stealing right out of mailboxes in a Philadelphia neighborhood. The crime was caught on surveillance video exclusively obtained by Action News. It happened along the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue in Mayfair on Tuesday. At first, they stroll by looking like utility workers…

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UPMA: Senate Approves Budget Resolution Without Benefit Hits

Posted by Bob Levi on 10/19/17 On Thursday evening, October 19, the Senate narrowly passed (51-49) its version of a budget resolution that did not include “reconciliation instructions” targeting postal and federal retirement and health benefits. The Senate GOP leadership elected to take up the House passed budget resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 71, and substitute…

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USPS OIG recently learns of data theft that occurred in 2005?

That’s right – it happened 12 years ago! And it’s still under investigation. And now they suggest I take steps to protect myself? Excerpt: I am writing to inform you that the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently learned of an OIG data theft that occurred in 2005. Some personal information,…

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Veterans’ Day Observed on Saturday November 11: Postal Retail and Delivery Closed

APWU Web News Article #: 99-2017 10/19/2017 – Each year, Veterans’ Day is celebrated on Nov. 11. For 2017, the holiday falls on a Saturday. There has been some confusion about when the Postal Service will observe the holiday because it has a six “business” day week. For clarification, USPS Retail and Delivery will be…

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Got questions? USPS leader to answer reader queries

Do you have questions for Chief Operating Officer David Williams? If so, here’s your chance to ask them. Link is introducing “Ask the …,” a feature that will allow USPS employees to submit questions that Postal Service leaders will answer on this site. The first edition, “Ask the COO,” will feature Williams, who is responsible…

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