How Can Undistributed Labor Time and Cost be Better Managed in VMFs?

Project Title: Management of Vehicle Maintenance Facility Undistributed Labor – Capital Metro and Great Lakes Areas Start Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: June 2018 Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) workload management procedures were developed to maintain vehicles in a mechanically reliable, safe, and clean condition and to ensure vehicles are available for…

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USPS OIG: Trucking Company and Its Principals Agree to Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Beam Bros. Trucking Inc. (BBT), and its principals Gerald Beam and Garland Beam, have agreed to pay $1,025,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that BBT overcharged the U.S.Postal Service on contracts to transport mail. BBT is a trucking company located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. USPS contracts with trucking companies, including BBT, to…

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VMF team keeps USPS vehicles operating safely

Brett Hatfield stopped carrying mail several years ago, but that doesn’t mean he stopped delivering for customers in Binghamton, NY. After putting down his satchel, Hatfield became a mechanic and transferred to the Binghamton Vehicle Maintenance Facility. He now leads a five-person team that helps keep 275 delivery vehicles operating safely. “The team of five…

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OIG: Voyager Fleet Card Management – Great Lakes Area

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of internal controls over Voyager fleet cards used in delivery operations in the Great Lakes Area. U.S. Bank manages the Voyager Fleet Systems credit card program for the U.S. Postal Service, and actively monitors transactions to identify potentially fraudulent use of credit cards. Every Postal Service-owned vehicle…

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Oshkosh Teams With Ford On $6-Billion USPS Mail Truck Bid

By Jerry Hirsch – March 06, 2018 Ford Motor Co. is working with Oshkosh Corp. on a bid that could be worth more than $6 billion to develop the next mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service. At least one prototype of the truck, which is based on Ford’s Transit cargo van, was seen undergoing…

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USPS Testing Karsan Plug-in Hybrid Mail Truck

By Carly Schaffner – March 05, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service is testing a prototype of a plug-in hybrid mail truck from Karsan Otomotive, a Turkish truck maker. The truck, one of a series of prototypes from five different manufacturers competing to build the next mail truck, is undergoing tests on pavement and rural dirt…

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OIG: Highway Contract Route Irregularity Reporting – Chicago NDC

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s irregularity reporting process for highway contract routes (HCR) at the Chicago Network Distribution Center (NDC). Each NDC reports HCR irregularities using the Yard Management System (YMS). The YMS automatically creates a Postal Service (PS) Form 5500, Contract Route Irregularity Report, when an…

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APWU: MVS New Hire Salary Dispute Settled

Web News Article #: 13-2018 02/05/2018 – On Jan. 26, the MVS Division and the USPS settled Class Action Grievance USPS NO. Q15V-4Q-C17473798/APWU No. HQTV20170179. In the settlement, the parties agreed that when an external posting to hire contains an incorrect salary for the position in question, the Postal Service may correct the error pre-employment….

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