USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Route Irregularity Reporting – Jacksonville NDC

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the U.S. Postal Service spent over $3 billion for about 8,700 highway contract route (HCR) contracts. The Postal Service uses these competitive fixed-price contracts to transport mail between post offices, network distribution centers (NDC), and other designated stops. A contract irregularity occurs when an HCR contractor does not satisfactorily…

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USPS-approved shirt to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Employees can order a USPS-approved shirt to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The shirt meets this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month guidelines, which the USPS Ethics Office developed with input from a team of representatives from multiple Postal Service departments. The guidelines are now available on the office’s Blue page. The shirt,…

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USPS OIG Report: Supervisory Span of Control – Southern Area

Background Supervising post office operations requires supervisors to possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage delivery (city and rural), retail, and customer service operations requirements as well as frequent interaction with the public. The U.S. Postal Service uses the Supervisor Workload Credit (SWC) worksheet to determine the number of Executive & Administrative Schedule Customer…

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USPS: PMG highlights safety, survey in new video

PMG Megan J. Brennan addresses on-the-job safety, the Postal Pulse employee survey and several other topics in her latest “Business Focus” video. She reminds employees to stay alert and practice defensive driving now that schools are back in session. “Be aware of your surroundings — whether you’re on the clock or off — because your…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews ― Pacific Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. Over 1,600 of these facilities are in the Pacific Area. The post office lobby is the principal business office of the USPS. The lobby’s appearance directly affects the USPS’ image because it is the only close-up view of postal…

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USPS OIG Report: Surface Visibility Scanning ― Western Area

Background The U.S. Postal Services’ Surface Visibility Scanning (SV) network was intended to provide nationwide mail container visibility, real-time asset identification, and improved dock operations at over 430 sites. SV sites have Mail Transport Equipment Labelers (MTEL) to print barcoded placards that are scanned six different times using a wireless SVmobile scanning device. These scans…

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Responds to Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017 The Committee was convened in an unscheduled meeting today to discuss and consider the effects that hurricane Harvey has had and is having on our sisters and brother post office workers and retirees in the affected areas of Texas and Louisiana. It was noted that the national unions have publicized their reaction…

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