USPS worker electrocuted at Shannon Street post office

By Dede Willis – Jan 08, 2019 A United States Postal Service employee was electrocuted Tuesday at the post office on Shannon Street in Monroe. The incident was initially reported around 9:40 a.m. First responders attempted to revive Paul W. Gammill, age 47, with CPR at the scene. The man was electrocuted while changing out…

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USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Workhour Charges in the Southern Area

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of maintenance employee workhour charges at selected processing facilities in the U.S. Postal Service’s Southern Area. We conducted site visits and reviewed a sample of workhour charges for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at six mail processing facilities selected based on planned versus actual maintenance workhours. The facilities…

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Is USPS Maintaining HVAC Equipment to Ensure Comfortable Working Conditions?

Project Title: Postal Service HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Start Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2019 The goal of preventive maintenance is to improve and prolong building and equipment life, avoid unplanned maintenance, and lower overall maintenance costs. An effective and efficient preventive maintenance program must be in place to ensure…

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APWU: Jason Treier Appointed as Eastern Region Maintenance Division NBA

09/04/2018 – In accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Jason Treier will serve as Eastern Region Maintenance Division National Business Agent, President Mark Dimondstein announced. The NBA position is located in Sicklerville, NJ. Jason Treier was selected by Brother Balogun and received unanimous concurrence by the Maintenance Council….

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OIG Report: USPS Roofing Preventive Maintenance Program

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s roofing preventive maintenance program. The Postal Service has established a preventive maintenance program to oversee the process of extending roof life, protecting roof warranties, and reducing emergency repair replacement costs. Prior to August 2011, the Postal Service’s Maintenance Operations group was responsible…

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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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