USPS Plans for Reduction of AFCS, DBCS, AFSM100 and FSS

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 To: APWU National Officers Subject: First Notice for USPS Plan Reduction for AFCS, DBCS, AFSM100 and FSS and Second Notice for AFCS Replacement APWU President Mark Dimondstein was notified of a reduction in letter and flat mail volume via a general correspondence dated 6/17/2020, received with…

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USPS OIG: FSS Comes up Short

August 13, 2018 Nearly a decade since its rollout, the Flats Sequencing System (FSS) — the football-field sized sorting machines for flats mail — is still falling short of expectations. At its inception, stakeholders were optimistic FSS would improve productivity and reduce the U.S. Postal Service’s costs for handling flats mail. But, declines in flats…

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USPS OIG Report: Flats Sequencing System Performance – Capital Metro Area

Objective Our objective was to evaluate Flats Sequencing System (FSS) performance in the Capital Metro Area. In October 2008, the U.S. Postal Service began nationwide deployment of 100 FSS machines to sort flat-shaped mail (flats) such as large envelopes, newspapers, catalogs, and magazines into letter carrier delivery order. The Postal Service completed FSS deployment in…

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