APWU: Ten Sites Identified for Initial Conversion into Sorting and Delivery Centers

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Subject: Fwd: Notification GCCC20220274 Ten Sites Identified for Initial Conversion into Sorting and Delivery Centers We just received the following notification to APWU President Mark Dimondstein and are in the process of making a Request for Informations based on the subject matter. Director of Industrial Relation,…

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Postal Service Modernization Enables Expanded Electric Vehicle Opportunity

July 20, 2022 The Postal Service announces change of scope of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs) to further reflect network refinements, route optimization, and financial improvements that will support a shortened delivery vehicle procurement strategy interval Under the adjusted scope, at least 50 percent of newly ordered…

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APWU: MVS Division Settles Two National Disputes with USPS Management

June 16, 2022 The Motor Vehicle Division recently settled two national disputes that had significant impact on MVS members. USPS/APWU Case Q15V-4Q-C 19224673/HQTV20190130 addressed the pay anomalies that can occur when a Postal Support Employee (PSE) is hired with a salary exception for a higher salary rate than is authorized on the Article 9 Postal…

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USPS OIG Blog: Pluggin’ in with Electric Postal Vehicles

March 28, 2022 You’ve probably heard in the news the Postal Service has signed a contract to replace its aging delivery fleet. The Postal Service has said at least 10 percent of its new fleet will be electric, with the exact proportion not yet being decided. So, you may be wondering — what benefits and…

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USPS Places Order for 50,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles; 10,019 To Be Electric

USPS News Release – March 24, 2022 The Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) program offers significant benefits through the introduction of safer and more environmentally friendly vehicles for our carriers and the communities we serve Postal Service makes good on our pledge to accelerate our electric vehicle strategy by increasing the quantity of battery electric…

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USPS OIG Report: Electric Delivery Vehicles and the Postal Service

March 17, 2022 (RISC-WP-22-003) As the Postal Service prepares to acquire a new delivery fleet, electric vehicles may be a good option for deployment on many postal routes. There is considerable variation among delivery routes, and many factors can make a route either more or less suitable to electric vehicle deployment. In February 2021, USPS…

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USPS OIG Report: Efficiency of Surface Transfer Centers in the Southern Region

Background Surface Transfer Centers (STC) are contracted mail facilities that distribute, consolidate, dispatch, and transfer all mail classes within the surface network. They also divert mail volume from air to surface transportation and serve as a concentration point for consolidating mail from under-utilized surface trips. There are 13 STCs in the U.S. Postal Service network,…

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USPS: Effort to find tractor-trailer operators continues

March 15, 2022 The Postal Service is continuing a pilot program to add more tractor-trailer operators, who play an important role in the organization by transporting mail and packages from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the USPS network. The program, which began last year, is geared toward motor vehicle operators (MVOs) who…

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