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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Question about truck route posted for bid

We have a level 7 truck route that has been vacant for about 4 months now. The person who bid it has been off the road due to license complications. Our regular bid cycle is next March. Should that run be put up for bid now, and if not when? First Name: David Last Name:…

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USPS OIG Report: “As Needed” Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s use of the “as needed” transportation on Highway Contract Routes (HCR). The Postal Service uses contracted, supplier-operated routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, and other designated points. These routes include “as needed” services that allow suppliers to travel anywhere within the continental…

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USPS: Oshkosh to build NGDVs in Spartanburg, SC 

June 22, 2021 Oshkosh Defense has selected a facility in Spartanburg, SC, where the company will build the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs). “Upstate South Carolina has a skilled workforce and a proven history in advanced automotive manufacturing — it’s the perfect place to produce the NGDV,” said John Bryant, the company’s president. The…

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APMU: Das 110 HCRs Noncompliance Award Issued

June 11, 2021 In August 2016, National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued an arbitration decision sustaining APWU’s case Q06-4Q-C 11182451. In November, the APWU invoked the arbitrator’s retained jurisdiction, complaining that the USPS had not insourced the 110 HCRs into PVS assignments within 6 months (February 2017) as the Award as ordered. On June 4, 2021,…

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New shield being installed into USPS driver training vehicles

Received from an APWU Member today: “Has a little window in the middle so they can pass things. And this far into a pandemic… seems late to the game. Thinking we’re doing ProMaster and Metris vans also… some big ass boxes came with this kit.” Check back for an update / more information

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