USPS: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

To help mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically using firearms. Active shooters can…

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Postal Bulletin: October is National Energy Action Month

In addition to being Energy Action Month, October is also the beginning of the fiscal year (FY) for the U.S. Postal Service®. At the Office of Sustainability, we believe the new fiscal year is a great time to examine our past successes and plan for the future (see about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/green/report/2016/). The following are noteworthy achievements in…

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APWU: IT/AS Support Services Members Ratify Contract

Web News Article #: 84-2017 09/12/2017 – Following an overwhelming 429-129 ratification vote on Aug. 23, the new Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the United States Postal Service was signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and USPS Vice President of Labor Relations Douglas Tulino. “I salute the members…

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CBP and USPS Should Assess Costs and Benefits of Using Electronic Advance Data

What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary federal agency tasked with targeting and inspecting inbound international items and seizing illegal goods, including illegal or inadmissible drugs and merchandise. As mail and express cargo arrive in the United States, both the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and express consignment operators (such as…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Collection Box — Management of Service Status

Background Mail collection boxes, introduced in 1858, are used primarily to collect mail from customers. Nationwide, there were about 153,000 collection boxes at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2016; however, the U.S. Postal Service has been removing underused boxes, with about 14,000 boxes removed over the past five years. Postal Service policy requires approval…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews — Western Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. Over 7,100 of these facilities are in the Western Area. The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service. The lobby’s appearance directly affects the USPS’s image because it is the only close-up view of postal…

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APWU: Salmon Mail Haul Drivers Ratify Contract

Web News Article #: 85-2017 09/12/2017 – Recently, APWU members employed by Salmon Companies voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the company. Salmon Companies is the largest ground transportation supplier to the United States Postal Service (USPS). Truck drivers for the private-sector company are part of the Support Services Division. The contract…

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