Investigating grease fire at maintenance facility, OSHA finds USPS failed to maintain working fire extinguishers

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 1720 Market St. St. Louis, Missouri Citations issued: Sept. 13, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s St. Louis Area Office has cited the U.S. Postal Service’s vehicle maintenance facility for one repeated and two serious safety violations. Investigating a report of a fire…

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USPS reminds employees to stay vigilant

The Postal Service is reminding employees to remain vigilant at all times regarding the security of USPS facilities and vehicles. Employees should take extra care when accepting mail at retail counters and when collecting or delivering mail. Report any suspicious mail items to Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement officers. Employees must follow these…

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USPS Has Achieved Just a Fraction of Its Projected Savings From Slowing Mail Delivery

By Eric Katz – September 19, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is not realizing the savings it projected when it slowed mail delivery and closed facilities, according to a new audit, which also found the mailing agency was struggling to meet its new standards. USPS said when it virtually eliminated overnight mail while shifting much…

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USPS: Election mailing dates issued for military

The Postal Service has offered recommended mailing dates for military service members who will cast ballots this fall. The suggested mailing dates are posted on usps.com. The recommendations are based on dates published by the Military Postal Service Agency. Military personnel with Army Post Office (APO) or Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses can now return…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Mail Processing and Transportation Operational Changes

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 noted the U.S. Postal Service had more facilities than it needed and should streamline its network to eliminate excess costs. The act requires the Postal Service to prepare a strategy for rationalizing its facilities network and remove excess processing capacity and space. In 2011, the Postal…

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