USPS OIG Report: Manual Parcel Processing Operations at Brooklyn P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of manual parcel processing operations at the Brooklyn Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Brooklyn, NY. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at the Brooklyn P&DC. The Brooklyn P&DC is in the Triboro District of…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Letter Processing Operations at Industry P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of manual letter processing operations at the Industry Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in the City of Industry, CA. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at the Industry P&DC. The Industry P&DC is in the…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Parcel Processing Operations at the Harrisburg P&DC

Background The Harrisburg Processing & Distribution Center is in the Central PA District of the Eastern Area. During fiscal year (FY) 2019, it manually processed 86.9 million letters, 11.4 million flats, and 1.6 million parcels. Mail is processed manually when its dimensions or address quality prevent it from being processed on mail processing equipment. It…

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NALC: Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

National Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his award in a national interpretive dispute involving the memorandum of understanding regarding the consolidation of NALC pay levels. The memorandum, which went into effect on November 24, 2018, elevated all Grade 1 letter carriers to the former Grade 2. Arbitrator Das recognized that the memorandum “provided Carriers with…

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USPS looking to hire 340 for holidays in Philadelphia

The Postal Service jobs start next month and pay $16 an hour. They are all based in Northeast Philadelphia. The Postal Service is looking to hire 340 holiday helpers to handle the extra letters and packages during December. Applicants will be assigned to one of two locations — Philadelphia Network Distribution Center (NDC), 1900 Byberry…

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NPMHU: Union-Run Appeal Procedure for RI-399 Settlement Payments

October 16, 2019 The National Office has established a union-run appeal procedure for claims to be filed by ineligible mail handlers who believe they should have been listed amongst the eligible and by eligible mail handlers who believe they did not receive the proper number of shares authorized. The decisions made by this appeal procedure…

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USPS Issues Craft Determination on the Universal Sorting System (USS)

In a letter dated July 12, 2019, the Postal Service issued its national craft determination for the USS or Universal Sorting System. The USS is currently in 8 postal facilities, with the Postal Service planning to add 15 more locations in the next year. The Postal Service has determined that “the primary craft operation of…

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NPMHU – USPS Contract Negotiations Begin

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union bargaining team met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service on June 27, 2019 to mark the official start of the collective bargaining process for a successor agreement to replace the 2019 National Agreement which is scheduled to expire on September 20, 2019. The NPMHU is committed to making…

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