OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Eastern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. Over 5,800 of these facilities are in the Eastern Area. The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service. The lobby’s appearance directly affects the Postal Service’s image because it is the only close-up view of…

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OIG Report: Mail Collection Box Management Process – Capital Metro Area

Background Mail collection boxes, first introduced in 1858, are used primarily to collect mail from customers. Nationwide, there were about 153,000 collection boxes at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2016; however, the U.S. Postal Service has been removing under used boxes, with almost 14,000 boxes removed over the past five years. The Postal Service…

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USPS: Collection boxes receive clean-up, restoration

Greater Indiana District is sprucing up one of the Postal Service’s most recognizable symbols — its blue collection boxes. Employees recently inspected boxes throughout the district and identified about 500 that need to be restored or replaced. “The seasons are hard on them leaving faded paint and rust over time,” said Indianapolis Maintenance Operations Manager…

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USPS: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pilot Project at Washington NDC in Southern MD

The U.S. Postal Service® is piloting a new way to power our material handling equipment (MHE) at the Washington National Distribution Center in southern Maryland. MHE is essential equipment for USPS® processing plants. This equipment, which includes forklifts, tow motors and pallet jacks, is used to move mail and empty equipment throughout USPS facilities. Currently,…

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