USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Gateway District

Introduction The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, security and safety standards, and employee…

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USPS OIG Report: Elevator Modernization Program

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service is managing its elevator modernization program to minimize equipment downtime and the cost of repairs. The Postal Service operates about 1,200 elevators at over 500 facilities, which includes passenger and freight elevators of various types and sizes. In November 2015, the Postal Service established…

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USPS Eastern Area: All crafts on withholding for Excessing of Maintenance Employees

The Eastern Area has placed a withholding on all crafts for Excessing of Maintenance Employees from the Philadelphia and Norristown TriCounty Pennsylvania offices. USPS Notification – Philadelphia P&DC “Eastern Area is implementing the withholding provisions of Article 12.5 (B)(2) for all full-time regular Level 10 and below Maintenance Craft positions, all Level 7 and below…

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USPS: Bolger, NCED training and conference properties selling holiday meals

The Postal Service’s training and conference properties in Maryland and Oklahoma are working to recoup lost revenue as result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, and the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) in Norman, OK, both have hotels and restaurants, in addition to conference rooms. Before the pandemic, both properties…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station

While conducting a site visit for the Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response audit, we identified building maintenance and safety issues at Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Station that were not directly related to the scope of the audit. Specifically, we identified 30 deficiencies ranging from minor to more serious violations. We believe these issues warrant…

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USPS: Travel limits extended until Nov. 16

The Postal Service’s policy limiting business travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been extended to Nov. 16. The policy affects all business trips, including in-person training. Only travel that is deemed critical to the organization’s mission and trips that cannot be postponed will be approved. Some travel will be allowed to maintain the efficiency…

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Maintenance Support Clerk job training question

I have a question about the Maintenance Support Clerk job. If you are currently in the position and then take the training in Oklahoma and fail the test are you still able to keep the position? First Name: Tami Last Name: Wilks Email: libra91970@yahoo.com Union/Local: APWU – Johnstown Area Local

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USPS: Pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS)

June 5, 2020 Mr. Brian J. Wagner President National Association of Postal Supervisors 1727 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2753 Dear Brian: This letter is in further reference to the pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS). Notice of this pilot was provided by letters dated August 21, 2019, March 11, and May…

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