USPS Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says

By Regina Waldroup – October 1, 2018 It’s hard work, but Courtney Ferguson says she loves her job with the post office. She’s been at a facility in Schiller Park for four years now. “The post office is a great job to have,” she told NBC 5 Monday. What Ferguson said she didn’t expect in…

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USPS OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Chicago and San Francisco NDCs

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service’s transportation consolidation of mail (loading, unloading, and trailer utilization) for long-haul Highway Contract Routes (HCR) for the Chicago and San Francisco Network Distribution Centers (NDC). Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service at 19 NDCs….

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Chicago Mail Handler streaks to celebrate Cubs win

This mailman went postal after the Cubs won the World Series. Corpulent Cubs booster DeAndre Barnes stripped down to nothing but his ballcap and joyously streaked in celebration of the Northsiders’ first World Series championship since 1908. “Yeaaaaaaaaaaah baaaaaaaaaaaby the Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series champions. And this how I celebrate,” Barnes posted…

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13 Postal Workers Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Chicago’s River North Post Office

By Laura Podesta – July 30, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) — Ambulances rushed 13 employees at a River North post office to the hospital with heat-related illness Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. According to witnesses, temperatures inside the facility at Ohio and Dearborn were near 100 degrees and they said it has been…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Are Carriers Correctly Reporting Package Deliveries?

Project Title: Package Delivery Scanning – Chicago District Start Date: Monday, August 24, 2015 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2016 Today the U.S. Postal Service uses several delivery status events to create a fully visible delivery system. It has increased its tracking from five to 13 possible scanning events, and uses both active and automated…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Chicago District

Background Unscheduled leave is any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance and could require management to replace experienced employees, resulting in additional workhours or overtime.  This could negatively impact workplace productivity and morale. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) monitors unscheduled leave using the Human Resources Risk…

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OSHA: USPS cited for electrical hazards at Chicago’s Clark Street distribution center

April 1, 2015 Employer name: United States Postal Service Investigation site: 2643 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60614 Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Chicago North Area Office initiated an inspection of the mail sorting facility after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe…

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Efficiency Review of the Chicago, IL, Network Distribution Center – Operations and Transportation

Audit Report – NO-AR-15-003 – 01/22/2015 Background The U.S. Postal Service has 21 network distribution centers (NDC) linked by a dedicated transportation network. NDCs are primarily responsible for sorting and transporting bulk mail — Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services. Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency of the Chicago, IL, NDC’s mail processing and…

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