OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Sarasota Contract Postal Unit

Background The objective of this audit was to determine whether internal controls were in place and effective over the management of the Gold Tree Contract Postal Unit (CPU) by the Sarasota, FL, Main Post Office. The OIG uses data analytics to evaluate the Postal Service’s financial information. Host Administrative Offices (HAO) are required to conduct…

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USPS-APWU arbitration decision puts moratorium on plant consolidations and outsourcing retail

July 11, 2016 The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union have a new contract. Last week, the arbitrator on the case, Stephen Goldberg, issued his decision and award, thus ending a two-year dispute. The new contract provides protections against layoffs for all career employees (who were on the rolls as of July 8),…

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1967 film introduces the Self Service Postal Unit

Published on Dec 15, 2015 This 1967 film introduces the Self Service Postal Unit, an automated post office intended to be installed in shopping center and mall parking lots. Versions intended for installation in pedestrian areas and post office lobbies are also demonstrated.

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PRC rejects Careywood closing appeal- Goldway calls decision “probably illegal”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 In a decision issued today, the Postal Regulatory Commission ruled that it does not have the authority to stop the US Postal Service from closing the Careywood, Idaho post office. Former PRC chair Ruth Goldway was the sole dissenting voice. Goldway suggested that the decision was “probably illegal”, and that under…

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Former law enforcement officer to be sentenced for embezzlement at Contract Postal Unit (CPU)

(August 3, 2014) A former law enforcement officer is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for conspiring to fraudulently issue and embezzle at least $16,000 in postal money orders at a contract postal station in downtown Statesville in 2011. Steven Stone pleaded guilty in federal court in July 2013 to conspiracy, court records show. Stone and…

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Cedar Creek postmaster scoops up success

Andy Jackson dispenses scoops of chocolate, vanilla and butter pecan ice cream along with stamps and mailing envelopes. The sign outside the store on Cedar Creek Road sums up the business nicely: “U.S. Post Office Hand-Made Ice Cream.” Of course, that makes no mention of the knickknacks that Jackson also sells. Jackson, 57, has owned…

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OIG Audit Project: Parcel Payment Technologies and Payment Strategies

The Postal Service offers services through a network consisting of nearly 32,000 Post Offices, stations, and branches, plus thousands of Contract Postal Units, Community Post Offices, Village Post Offices, retail establishments that sell postage stamps and other services as a convenience to customers, as well as their website, www.usps.com. With FedEx and UPS as well…

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Residents are worried Cherry Grove Contract Postal Unit might close

The Fire Island community of Cherry Grove is rallying to keep its tiny post office open. Betty Faraci, the postmistress of the 10-foot-by-10-foot post office, said she hasn’t received a contract renewal for her job this year from the U.S. Postal Service, causing fears that the post office itself — open three days a week…

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