Information on ADUS/SDUS work for APWU Clerk and Maintenance Crafts

On Monday, September 19, 2022, Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> wrote: To all APWU family, On Saturday, 9/17/22 Director Lamont Brooks shared a notification concerning the USPS plan to deploy additional SDUS machines to various facilities (copy attached). In addition to the information please find below an attached information on SDUS Distribution Clerk Position. We were notified…

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APWU: Arbitrator Sharnoff Issues National-Level Award on ADUS Craft Jurisdiction

September 9, 2022 On September 1, 2022 Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued his latest national-level RI-399 award, this one concerning the Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS). The ADUS award was the last in a series of four RI-399 craft jurisdiction awards that the APWU, NPMHU (Mail Handlers Union) and the Postal Service had presented at…

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USPS rolling out new sorting machines

May 14, 2021 The Postal Service is rolling out new machines specifically designed to help delivery units expedite package processing, an important objective of Delivering for America, the organization’s new 10-year plan. Seven small delivery unit sorter (SDUS) machines have been installed so far, with six installed in April; another 93 are slated for installation…

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APWU: USPS Intends to Deploy New Package Sorting Machine SDUS to Various Locations

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 Subject: Notification No. GCCC20210071 USPS Intends to Deploy New Package Sorting Machine SDUS to Various Locations To all APWU family, Please find attached the latest notification from the USPS concerning the deployment of the SDUS. There has been no separate national jurisdictional determination on the SDUS….

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APWU: Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) Deployment Schedule

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 Subject: SPSS/ADUS/USS/RBUS Brothers and Sister, Please find attached an updated deployment schedule for the ADUS for this calendar year 2021. Also attached is a deployment of the ADUS and SPSS machines for FY 2021. These two reports do not provide any specific deployment dates. This report…

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USPS OIG Report: Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings

Objective Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service’s Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) achieved projected cost savings. The Postal Service has deployed a wide range of automated sorting equipment to achieve cost savings associated with reducing less-efficient manual processing and enhancing productivity. The ADUS is one of its most recent efforts, automating the…

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USPS: New “Robust Bulk Universal Sorter” speeds package processing

USPS has added a new machine at several mail processing facilities to help move packages faster. The Robust Bulk Universal Sorter is capable of processing Priority Mail packages and oversized First-Class Mail packages that other machines can’t handle. Fitted with two dumpers, the sorters feature a middle point where an employee uses an overhead scanner…

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USPS is installing faster package sorters

The Postal Service is installing new package sorting equipment at 30 facilities across the nation. The automated delivery unit sorters join 22 others that were installed in delivery units earlier this year during the initial phase of the rollout. “By automating package sorting in delivery units, [these] machines will significantly reduce operational costs and improve…

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