USPS OIG Report: Assessment of Overtime Activity

Objectives Our objective was to assess Postal Service controls over managing overtime. Overtime pay is a premium that eligible employees receive when they perform work in excess of eight paid hours in a day, or 40 paid hours in a week. Per union contracts, regular overtime is paid at one and one-half times an employee’s…

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USPS: Worker witnessed major postal moment in 1970

Postal worker Ursula Hennessy doesn’t just remember the August day 50 years ago when President Richard Nixon signed the landmark Postal Reorganization Act. She was — to borrow a line from “Hamilton” — in the room where it happened. Hennessy was in her 20s when she joined the Post Office Department in 1969 as the…

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USPS: Reminder to display pandemic posters in retail units

Postal Service employees should only display USPS-approved posters in retail spaces —particularly when it comes to posters that explain the organization’s safety protocols in response to the coronavirus pandemic. USPS has created posters related to COVID-19 that address the use of face coverings and masks by customers in postal retail lobbies. These posters can easily…

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USPS OIG: Election and Political Mail

Political and Election Mail are part of a long tradition in American political history. Political Mail is defined as any mailpiece sent for political campaign purposes by a registered candidate, a campaign committee, or a committee of a political party to promote candidates, referendums, or campaigns. Election Mail refers to items such as ballots, voter…

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Cleveland Postal Service Manager accused of distribution of controlled substances and theft of mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 24, 2020 U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a six-count indictment charging Anthony Sharp, age 30, of South Euclid, Ohio, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, money laundering…

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Statement of USPS PMG and CEO Louis DeJoy before the House Committee

“I assumed the role of Postmaster General just over 60 days ago with the goal of preserving and strengthening this great American institution. The Postal Service was established by Congress to fulfill a public service mission of providing prompt, reliable, and universal postal services to the American people, in an efficient and financially self-sustaining fashion….

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Statement of USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan before the House Committee

(8/24/2020) WASHINGTON, DC — Below is the oral statement prepared for delivery by Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan before today’s hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. “Thank you, Chairwoman Maloney, Ranking Member Comer, and members of the Committee, for inviting me to speak today. My name is Mike Duncan,…

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USPS Statement on Passage of HR 8015

 WASHINGTON, DC — (8/23/2020) “The U.S. Postal Service greatly appreciates the efforts of the House of Representatives to assist us. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on more meaningful reform that will ensure our long-term health, and we remain a vital part of our nation’s critical infrastructure. We are concerned that some…

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