USPS OIG: Tackling Delivery Delays

More packages and fewer letters to more addresses each year. That’s the daily drill for U.S. Postal Service city carriers and city carrier assistants (CCA), the non-career carriers who make up a growing segment of the workforce. As we’ve noted in past blogs, customers are feeling negative effects of this changing mail mix. Complaints of…

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NALC files national level grievances on Consolidated Casing and Non-compliance with CCA caps

April 25, 2019 NALC has filed a national level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the consolidated casing initiative scheduled to begin in the Annandale, VA Post Office in May. The Postal Service plans to expand the initiative to over 200 additional locations this summer. The letter initiating this grievance and NALC’s questions…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Delays – Richmond District

Objective Our objective was to evaluate mail delivery delays in selected delivery units in the Richmond District. Strong consumer demand for goods purchased over the Internet has driven growth in the package industry despite otherwise declining mail volume. This growing package segment provides the Postal Service an opportunity to expand services and increase revenue. With…

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NALC: Dispute settled, eligible CCAs to receive retroactive holiday pay

July 31, 2018 The issue in this dispute is the effective date of the provisions of Article 11.8, which provides holiday pay for city carrier assistants. In this settlement (M-01894) The parties agreed that eligible CCAs will receive holiday pay for holidays after the first wage increases under the terms of the 2016-2019 National Agreement….

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NALC: CCAs with 30 months of relative standing on 9/1 to be converted to career status

July 30, 2018 In all offices, CCAs who have at least 30 months of relative standing on 9/1 to be converted to career status NALC and USPS have settled a national level grievance regarding CCAs hired over the contractual caps. This settlement (M-01892) provides that all city carrier assistants in all size offices with 30…

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USPS Offers Glamorous Perks To Recruit Carriers In San Francisco

KPIX CBS SF Bay Area – July 14, 2018 Glamorous perks are not usually what you think of when it comes to the US Postal Service. Julie Watts tell us the USPS is offering them to lure new carriers in San Francisco.

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USPS OIG Report: City Carriers Returning After 6 P.M. – South Florida District

Objective Strong consumer demand for goods purchased over the internet has driven growth in the package market despite otherwise declining mail volume. This growing package segment provides the U.S. Postal Service an opportunity to expand services and increase revenue. With this growth, city carriers and non-career city carrier assistants (CCA) are now delivering more packages…

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USPS OIG Report: Sunday Operations – San Francisco District

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the efficiency of Sunday operations in the San Francisco District. Consumers like the convenience of online shopping and expect quick delivery of those purchases, regardless of the day of the week. In October 2013, the U.S. Postal Service entered into a [redacted] Parcel Select delivery on…

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