USPS OIG Report: Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail in 2020 General Elections

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness for timely processing of Election and Political Mail for the 2020 general elections. Election Mail is any mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process and includes ballots and voter registration materials. Political Mail is any mailpiece created by…

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PMG DeJoy Testifies before Senate on U.S. Postal Service Changes (video and PDF of oral statement)

August 21, 2020 Postmaster General DeJoy testifies before the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the U.S. Postal Service operations during COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election. Oral Statement of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

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NPMHU: Report changes in mail processing or transportation operations

PMG DeJoy Issues Responsive Statement Concerning Continuation of Postal Services August 18, 2020 RE: PMG Statement on Continuation of Postal Services (pdf) After many days of non-stop media and congressional attention on cutbacks at the Postal Service, and just days before testifying before the key Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over postal issues, Postmaster…

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APWU asks Locals for information on two issues related to delayed mail

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 To: Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; NBAs <NBAs@apwu.org> Brothers and Sisters I am asking that you reach out today to some of your locals and provide information on two issues related to delayed mail. First, was there a service talk given to the employees concerning talking to the…

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USPS OIG: By Land and Air

For some businesses, transportation is a simple matter, getting things from point A to point B, or maybe even getting things from point A to points B, C, and D. For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a different level of complexity altogether. Using both contractors and postal-owned transportation, the Postal Service manages an average daily…

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USPS OIG: How Does Missent Mail Affect the USPS’s Service Standards?

Project Title: Missent Mail in the U.S. Postal Service Start Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2021 Mail is considered missent when it is sent to the wrong processing and distribution center or delivery unit. For example, mail originated in Albany, NY, addressed to Tampa, FL, but was received in San…

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UPMA President: If you must delay mail – REPORT IT!!

July 17, 2020 Greetings everyone! Hopefully, all of you have received the word and the hard copy correspondence from USPS Headquarters that the Memorandums of Understanding that were in place with all of the unions that were set to expire this week, have all been extended through September 25th. The agreement that we had reached…

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PMG changing the postal motto?

Previously: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Going forward?: “It’s just mail – let it fail!” Related: First Name: Jim Last Name: Varner Email: jamesevarner@aol.com Union/Local: APWU – Youngstown Ohio A/L 443 Office held if any: MVS Director

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