APWU: MVS Division Settles Two National Disputes with USPS Management

June 16, 2022 The Motor Vehicle Division recently settled two national disputes that had significant impact on MVS members. USPS/APWU Case Q15V-4Q-C 19224673/HQTV20190130 addressed the pay anomalies that can occur when a Postal Support Employee (PSE) is hired with a salary exception for a higher salary rate than is authorized on the Article 9 Postal…

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USPS OIG Blog: Pluggin’ in with Electric Postal Vehicles

March 28, 2022 You’ve probably heard in the news the Postal Service has signed a contract to replace its aging delivery fleet. The Postal Service has said at least 10 percent of its new fleet will be electric, with the exact proportion not yet being decided. So, you may be wondering — what benefits and…

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USPS: Effort to find tractor-trailer operators continues

March 15, 2022 The Postal Service is continuing a pilot program to add more tractor-trailer operators, who play an important role in the organization by transporting mail and packages from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the USPS network. The program, which began last year, is geared toward motor vehicle operators (MVOs) who…

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USPS OIG Report: Truck Driver Shortage – Implications for the Postal Service

March 7, 2022 (RISC-WP-22-002) The national truck driver shortage has impacted the Postal Service and suppliers that transport mail in bulk along highway contract routes. Several strategies could help the Postal Service to mitigate the impact of the driver shortage. Since at least the early 2000s, the trucking industry has warned of a shortage of…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Parts Pricing

Objective Our objective was to assess if the management of Postal Service vehicle parts agreements is consistent with pricing requirements. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the Postal Service used about 255,000 delivery vehicles to distribute mail to 160 million delivery points across the nation. While about $292 million was spent on vehicle parts through 16…

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USPS: Effort begins to add tractor-trailer operators

August 17, 2021 The Postal Service is seeking new ways to fill tractor-trailer operator positions. The organization will soon begin a pilot program to add more of these employees, who play an important role in transporting mail from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the postal network. The pilot will be geared toward…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Expenses – Woodlawn Station, Birmingham, AL

Background This report presents the results of our audit of the Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses – Birmingham, AL, Woodlawn Station Post Office. The Woodlawn Station Post Office is in the Alabama-Mississippi District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks…

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