USPS OIG: Post Office Relocation Process

Audit Report – DR-AR-14-008 – 09/02/2014 Introduction This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of the U.S. Postal Service’s Post Office Relocation Process (Project Number 14XG005DR000). Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s process for relocating Post Office retail operations to other facilities. See Appendix A for additional information about this audit….

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USPS OIG: Toledo, OH, Processing and Distribution Center Mail Consolidation

Audit Report – NO-AR-14-009 – 08/28/2014 Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions, eliminate excess capacity, increase efficiency, and better use resources. Consolidations provide opportunities for the Postal Service to operate as a leaner, more efficient organization. This report responds to a congressional request for review…

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Postmaster to Greenville City, NC Council: USPS changing home delivery methods (video)

Walking outside your house to get the mail at the curb may soon become a thing of the past. In a memo sent to the Greenville City Council, the US Postmaster reports that developers will no longer be able to choose between curb line and cluster box delivery. In April 2012, the Postal Service changed…

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APWU: AFGE President Seizes the Moment

Web News Article #: 161-14 09/02/2014 – At a training session sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union’s president J. David Cox  – a fierce supporter of the APWU’s campaign to Stop Staples! – collected 423 signatures on postcards to Staples CEO Ron Sargent and took them right over to the…

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Press Release: EEOC Issues New Guide to Help Federal Agencies Advise Workers on Their Rights

Report Suggests Different Ways Agencies Can Provide EEO Information to Their Employees and Applicants (September 2, 2014) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new guide to help the federal government educate its employees on how to protect their rights to be free from employment discrimination. The report, A Practical…

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USPS Employment Levels Have Stabilized

After years of massive downsizing, the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce has stopped shrinking, at least temporarily. USPS recently reported having 616,025 active employees, just 362 fewer than a year ago. The number of full-timers actually inched up by 1,464, to 467,844. That’s a far cry from the previous six years, when the annual workforce reductions…

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Rural Alaska Community Suffering from US Post Office Closure

(August 31, 2014) ANCHORAGE – Residents of the rural northern community of Wainwright say they are struggling after the closure of the local U.S. Post Office more than two weeks ago. Robert Grimes, principal of Alak School in Wainwright, said the closure has caused several families in the school and the community to be cut…

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Opinion: ‘Snail mail’ still kinda cool

(September 1, 2014) Like most modern folk, I sometimes communicate via text, Facebook, email and other digital methods. However, lately I have been reminded about how important the good ol’ fashioned United States Postal Service is. TAKE A LETTER, MAYRENE: I received a very nice letter from Solano County board of education Trustee Mayrene Bates,…

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