USPS OIG Report: Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas

September 16, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-008) Package delivery in rural and urban environments comes with challenges not experienced in suburban environments, such as numerous apartment buildings in urban areas or long distances between delivery points in rural areas. The Postal Service could make package delivery more efficient by installing more parcel lockers, encouraging larger curbside mailboxes, and…

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USPS OIG: Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle

When you buy a car, how long do you tend to keep it? A few years? Six or seven? Ten? For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a long, long time. The backbone of its delivery fleet – more than 200,000 vehicles – is the right-hand-drive Long Life Vehicle (LLV), which has an expected service life…

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USPS to hire part-time, entry-level carriers in Memphis

Daily Memphian Staff – September 4, 2020 The U.S. Postal Service is in hiring mode in Memphis, seeking to fill part-time, entry-level openings for mail carriers. The hiring comes as the USPS takes heat for mail delays and scrutiny about its role in delivering what is expected to be a record amount of mailed-in ballots…

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NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

August 17, 2020 Today, pursuant to Article 15, Section 3.F of the National Agreement, NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of the SER initiative and characterized it as a “review” which would…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s acquisition strategy for delivery and collection vehicles. The Postal Service’s mission is to provide reliable and affordable universal mail delivery and postal retail services to the U.S. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Postal Service delivered to about 160 million delivery points, six days a week….

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NRLCA President: National-Level Step 4 Grievance Filed

We continue to live in unprecedented times. While the novel coronavirus has not gone away, many states are moving through the various phases of “reopening” and we hope that process does not cause a dangerous spike in positive COVID-19 cases or worse yet, a “second wave.” As I mentioned to you in my last message,…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of cities with…

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USPS to start sticker program in effort to stop dog attacks

By Conner Farrell – June 7, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning tomorrow, the United State Postal Service is starting a new program to try to stop their carriers from getting bitten by dogs. They’ll put a paw print sticker on mailboxes of houses where they know about a dog living there that could attack, so…

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