USPS OIG: Is the Postal Service Saving Maintenance Workhours as Planned?

Project Title: Effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s maintenance optimization initiative in the Southern Area Start Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2018 The Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan – Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to 2021 outlines an initiative to evaluate, right-size, and equip the mail-processing infrastructure and transportation networks to…

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Appointments in APWU Maintenance Craft

Web News Article #: 68-2018 07/13/2018 – President Dimondstein has announced in accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Idowu Balogun has assumed the position of the Maintenance Division Director, which became effective after the untimely passing of Director Raymer on June 16th.  Brother Balogun has been an activist…

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USPS OIG: How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?

The Postal Service has over 300 processing plants where more than 150 billion pieces of mail are sorted each year. The OIG has recently conducted a series of audits on facility conditions at retail facilities and is now looking at processing facilities nationwide. The safety, security and cleanliness of these facilities is essential to the…

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USPS OIG: Facility Condition Review-Capping Report

Objective The objectives of the audit were to identify trends or systemic issues identified from previous OIG facility condition reviews (FCRs) of Postal Service retail facilities and assess the effectiveness of management’s corrective actions. During fiscal years 2016–2017, the OIG conducted a series of facility condition reviews at 149 retail facilities nationwide. This report summarizes…

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Let’s Show Steve some APWU Spirit

The Family just set up a GoFundMe page. Click below to contribute: Please forward to your List. https://www.gofundme.com/memory-of-steven-g-raymer?sharetype=teams&member=338946&rcid=r01-152961438998-425b965361c04ab0&pc=sm_co_campmgmt_m The funeral service for Steve Raymer will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170 [PH: (703) 437-1764]. Viewing: 10am – 12pm (EST) Service: 12pm – 1pm (EST) Condolences…

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USPS OIG: The Importance of Planned Maintenance

In its five-year strategic plan, the U.S. Postal Service emphasizes the importance of regularly maintaining its facilities. In fact, it outlines an initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices to reduce operating expenses. However, the Postal Service only established and tracked maintenance optimization planned savings at the national level and not…

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