USPS OIG Blog: Who We Are and What We Do

Sometimes it can be confusing to keep track of who does what in this postal world. The U.S. Postal Service has a wide range of stakeholders, including a few entities with oversight responsibilities. We, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), are one of those entities. The OIG, an independent agency within the Postal Service, maintains…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Area Mail Processing Consolidations

Background In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service announced the Network Rationalization Initiatives (NRI), which involved potentially consolidating or closing 252 of 487 mail processing facilities. During 2012 and 2013, the Postal Service consolidated 141 mail processing facilities during Phase 1 of the NRI. The projected annual savings were about $865 million. In the summer of…

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APWU: Postal Retirees May be Affected by OPM Data Breach

Web News Article #: 119-2015 06/08/2015 – Postal retirees may be among those affected by a breach in the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Retirees Department Director Judy Beard reports. OPM announced June 4 that the records of 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised in a cyber attack…

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Unions Request to White House: Proclaim Postal Heritage Day

June 8, 2015 On behalf of the nearly 500,000 postal employees who live and work in communities all across America, the NPMHU, APWU, NALC and NRLCA have jointly endorsed a request to the White House, seeking a Presidential Proclamation establishing a “Postal Heritage Day”. This proclamation would recognize America’s Postal Service as one of our…

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New United States Postal Service Procurement Projects

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Feasibility Study The USPS seeks to identify if RFID could introduce a more passive scanning process and increase Surface Visibility (SV) scan compliance to assist the organization to achieve the goal of 100% product visibility (PV). Peak Air Transportation and Ancillary Services The United States Postal Service is seeking to purchase…

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