USPS OIG: Delivery Unit Optimization Process Audit Report

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) initiative began in December 2010 to increase operational efficiencies by consolidating delivery operations into centralized facilities. Management issued revised DUO guidelines in March 2013 as a result of a December 2012 Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit. From March to September 2013, management implemented…

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PRC Seeks Comments on the Cost of Postal Service Activities

Press Release August 25, 2014 PRC Seeks Comments on the Cost of Postal Service Activities Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission has established Docket No. PI2014-1, to invite public comments on the meaning of “other public services or activities” by the Postal Service under 39 U.S.C.3651(b)(1)(C) for cost reporting in its Annual Report to…

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Health insurance for life, but only if you …

How would you like to wind up working three, four or five years longer than you had planned? Either that or leaving the comfort of the subsidized, cradle-to-grave federal employee health program, FEHBP, for coverage under the Affordable Care Act? One of the major perks of being a federal or postal worker, or a retiree,…

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Union Wins Documents in Row Over Staples-Post Office Deal

(August 26, 2014) A postal workers union has won the latest round in its fight with the United States Postal Service over a program to offer postal products in Staples Inc. stores. Earlier this month, an administrative law judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that the postal service must provide the union with a copy of…

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USPS: Hola, VPO! – Village Post Office serves Hispanic community

A Village Post Office (VPO) recently opened in an insurance agency in Salinas, CA, becoming one of the nation’s first VPOs to primarily serve Hispanic customers. Amezcua Insurance Services, a family-owned business with four branches, has served the area for more than 40 years. Its customer base is approximately 95 percent Hispanic. VPOs — which…

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Fox Still Working To Privatize The Post Office (video)

(August 26, 2014) Fox News’ Cashin’ In show used the U.S. Postal Service’s default on a $5.7 billion payment recently as little more than a pretext to bang the drum of privatization again. Jonathan Hoenig got the privatization ball rolling. “We should follow Europe in this case and privatize it just like postal industries in…

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