USPS OIG Report: Processing Network Optimization

Objective Our objective was to evaluate trends and practices the U.S. Postal Service uses to optimize its processing network. The Postal Service’s processing network includes 285 facilities that processed 301 billion pieces of mail in fiscal year (FY) 2018, with an average staffing complement of 82,065. These facilities are responsible for processing mail for delivery…

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USPS OIG Report: Panama City, FL, Processing and Distribution Facility Consolidation

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. The Postal Service finished consolidating the Panama City, FL, Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) into…

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USPS OIG Report: Rock Springs, WY, Customer Service Mail Processing Center Consolidation

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. The Postal Service conducted an AMP feasibility study for the Rock Springs Customer Service Mail…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Iron Mountain, MI, P&DF Consolidation

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. Consolidating mail processing operations from the Iron Mountain, MI, Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) into…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Area Mail Processing Consolidations

Background In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service announced the Network Rationalization Initiatives (NRI), which involved potentially consolidating or closing 252 of 487 mail processing facilities. During 2012 and 2013, the Postal Service consolidated 141 mail processing facilities during Phase 1 of the NRI. The projected annual savings were about $865 million. In the summer of…

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Regarding the Moratorium on AMP Consolidations in NE Area

~Via Christine Lawlor-Roth – President, APWU Mid-Hudson~ Received official notification from National and Area that a Moratorium has passed and Mid Hudson Mail Processing and Distribution Centers excessing event has been put on hold until at least October. What this means for those employees who were awarded bids in the April posting, those who bid…

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