USPS OIG: Does First-Class Mail Get First Class Service?

September 20, 2021 Sometimes our auditors look at specific incidents or facilities. Other times, especially when concerns are raised, we examine broader, more systemic issues. So, what did we do when more than 70 members of Congress asked us to look into the persistent declines in on-time mail delivery in 17 postal districts? We opened…

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USPS emphasizes importance of scanning

September 20, 2021 Accurate scanning matters more than you might think. That’s the message USPS is delivering to employees as it works to offer excellent service, a cornerstone of the organization’s 10-year plan, Delivering for America. Most employees know that scanning allows customers to know when their packages will arrive, a critically important requirement in…

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USPS Launches New Dog Paw Program in Twin Cities Metro Area

September 15, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS & SAINT PAUL, MN – USPS aims to curb dog bites suffered by postal employees by launching a new Dog Paw Program in the Twin Cities Metro across ZIP Codes in the 551 & 554 area. Mail Carriers face the risks of a nip, bite, or even a vicious attack while…

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USPS to implement new service standards Oct. 1

September 17, 2021 The Postal Service will implement new service standards for First-Class Mail and Periodicals on Oct. 1. The new standards will increase delivery reliability, consistency and efficiency for customers across the USPS network. Most First-Class Mail (61 percent) and Periodicals (93 percent) will be unaffected by the changes. Standards for single-piece First-Class Mail…

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USPS OIG: Independent Report to OPM on Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and More

Objective We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of the Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing the reasonableness of Postal Service employee health benefits, life insurance, and…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – California

Background The Menlo Park (owned), Excelsior (leased), and Sutter Street (leased) post offices are in the California 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective…

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Third annual Green Postal Day – Sept. 17, 2021

September 16, 2021 USPS and postal organizations around the world will mark the third annual Green Postal Day on Sept. 17. On Green Postal Day, organized by the International Post Corp. (IPC), 16 posts worldwide reiterate their commitment to contribute to a more sustainable economy and society. According to an IPC survey this year, consumers…

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USPS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

September 16, 2021 The health and safety of the Postal Service’s 650,000 employees who work every day to ensure that vital mail and packages are timely delivered to the American people, remains our highest priority. We will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of our Postal workers that, given the critical…

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