USPS OIG: Are city carrier work hours accurately allocated?

Project Title: Delivery Charge Codes Start Date: Monday, June 26, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: December 2017 We are conducting an audit to assess the accuracy and reliability of city carrier labor cost attribution. City carriers perform both office and street activities. City carrier street costs are developed separately in two distinct groups: letter routes…

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Wisconsin letter carrier to testify Wednesday on political campaigning by postal workers

By Bill Glauber – July 19, 2017 Timm Kopp is a letter carrier from Marshfield and a whistle-blower who will take center stage Wednesday in Washington, D.C., at a hearing on political campaigning by postal workers. Kopp complained that certain postal workers were taking leave without pay to work for union political campaigns and that…

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USPS completes historic solar power project in LA

The Postal Service has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art solar power generation system at the Los Angeles Processing and Distribution Center. The 13-megawatt direct current system, comprised of approximately 35,000 solar panels that cover 23 acres, makes the facility the largest installation generating electricity through solar energy in Los Angeles. By itself, the system…

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NPMHU Secures Delay of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

Mail Handler Update – July 14, 2017 USPS management continues to implement its ill-conceived plans to realign its work force. Their plans involve massive bid reversions and job abolishments in almost every mail processing facility throughout the country. In most cases, management is basing its staffing needs on the flawed Function 1 Scheduler that the…

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USPS effectively subsidizes Amazon, undercharging them $1.46 a package on postage

A new report explains how the U.S. Postal Service has been practically subsidizing postage for large retailers like Amazon The Postal Service is barred by law from charging less than it costs to deliver a package But the report finds that they may be miscalculating the package side of their business  In April, a Citigroup analysis…

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