USPS has modified measures during pandemic

The Postal Service is reminding employees that new social distancing procedures have been implemented to help protect workers who deliver mail during the coronavirus pandemic. To reduce health risks, the organization has temporarily modified procedures for Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs); Form 3811, Domestic Return Receipt; Form 3849, We ReDeliver for You; and any hard-copy receipt…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station

While conducting a site visit for the Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response audit, we identified building maintenance and safety issues at Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Station that were not directly related to the scope of the audit. Specifically, we identified 30 deficiencies ranging from minor to more serious violations. We believe these issues warrant…

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USPS: Reminder to display pandemic posters in retail units

Postal Service employees should only display USPS-approved posters in retail spaces —particularly when it comes to posters that explain the organization’s safety protocols in response to the coronavirus pandemic. USPS has created posters related to COVID-19 that address the use of face coverings and masks by customers in postal retail lobbies. These posters can easily…

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USPS: Order pandemic supplies now for peak delivery season

The Postal Service wants to ensure facilities have sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment and other coronavirus pandemic-related material as the organization gears up for the peak delivery season in the fall. In a memo last week, USPS encouraged facility managers to use August and September to build their inventories for the end of the…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Florida District

Background The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our fieldwork was completed before the President of the U.S. issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease…

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USPS: New coronavirus website launches

The Postal Service has introduced a website to provide customers and employees with the latest information on the organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The site, available at about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19, explains how USPS — an essential public service during the crisis — is continuing operations while striving to protect employees and customers. Customers working from home,…

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USPS: Coronavirus guidance for kiosks issued

USPS wants Post Offices with more than one self-service kiosk to make sure customers can maintain social distancing while conducting transactions. Accessible 24 hours a day in many locations, self-service kiosks allow customers to purchase print-on-demand stamps, ship packages, look up ZIP Codes and renew PO Boxes. USPS, in its role as an essential service,…

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