OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Dallas and New Jersey NDCs

Background Highway Contract Routes (HCR) are competitive fixed-price contracts the U.S. Postal Service awards to contractors to transport mail between post offices, network distribution centers (NDC), and other designated stops. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service spent about $3 billion for about 8,664 HCRs. The Postal Service uses 21 NDCs to increase operational…

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NALC/USPS Management Discord in Dallas

October 28, 2015 Sid Simmons, president of NALC Branch 132 in Dallas, is demanding an apology from a station manager over alleged mistreatment received after visiting a Farmers Branch post office to investigate possible mistreatment of CCAs. If the treatment Sid received is any indication, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn the CCAs may have…

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Management Alert – Mail Left in Mail Transport Equipment Dispatched to the Dallas MTE Service Center

This management alert presents our concerns with Mail Left in Mail Transport Equipment Dispatched to the Dallas, TX Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (Project Number 13XG007NL004). These concerns came to our attention during our ongoing project, Internal Controls and Transportation Associated With the Dallas, TX, Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (Project Number 13XG007NL003). See Video…

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Dallas NALC President Puts Abusive Supervisors on Notice

Fed up with an endless stream of calls from letter carriers pleading for help from abusive supervisors and managers, NALC Branch 132 President Sid Simmons is putting aggressive supervisors and managers on notice (again). Sid writes: Effective immediately and without exception, we expect you to treat us with dignity and respect at all times. We…

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Amazon Widens Same-Day Delivery Service

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Amazon.com is making it even easier to skip the mall. The e-commerce giant is set to broaden its same-day shipping service starting Thursday by allowing later ordering times in some places and adding Dallas and San Francisco to the dozen cities where it’s available. As well, Amazon will make it easier to find the roughly…

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