USPS OIG Report: Management of VMF Undistributed Labor – Capital Metro and Great Lakes

Objective Our objective was to assess the controls over the management of mechanic undistributed labor in the Capital Metro and Great Lakes Areas. The Postal Service defines undistributed labor as mechanic and garagemen work order hours that are less than the actual paid hours. The target variance between these metrics is +/- 3 percent of…

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USPS OIG Blog: Test Driving Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

It’s not easy to find something the entire postal community can agree on. But the U.S. Postal Service’s need to replace its delivery vehicles just might get all heads nodding. Given package volume growth, the Postal Service needs vehicles with increased cargo-handling capacity to replace the existing fleet of left hand drive (LHD) vehicles, many…

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USPS OIG Report: Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts

Objective The objective was to assess whether the Postal Service applied domestic preference requirements during the award of vehicle and vehicle parts contracts. Since the 1930s, the Buy American Act has required federal agencies to provide preferential treatment in its purchases of domestic end-products. The Postal Service is not subject to the Buy American Act,…

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Is USPS efficiently managing Vehicle Operations in the Houston District?

Project Title: Postal Service Vehicle Driver Overtime-Houston District Start Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2018 The Postal Service has one of the largest transportation and logistics networks in the world, transporting mail and equipment between processing and distribution centers (P&DCs), post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Route Fuel Price Index Program Effectiveness

Objective Our objective was to determine the effectiveness of the March 2017 Highway Contract Route (HCR) baseline fuel price per gallon (ppg) procedural guidance for all HCR contracts awarded or renewed between June 1 and October 1, 2017. The U.S. Postal Service uses supplier-operated HCR to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or…

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USPS OIG Review of Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicle Acquisition

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service’s Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive (LHD) delivery vehicles acquisition achieved performance metrics, costs, and savings. The Postal Service has experienced package volume growth that has created the need for increased vehicle cargo-handling capacity. Additionally, the existing fleet of LHD vehicles in service have exceeded their…

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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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