USPS Finishes Third Quarter with Strongest Service Performance in a Year

July 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported third quarter FY 2021 service performance improvements over the second quarter across First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals. The quarter was USPS’s strongest quarterly service performance for all mail categories since the third quarter of FY2020. Third quarter FY2021 (covering the weeks of April…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail at Santa Ana P&DC

Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. The Postal Service launched the Mail Condition Visualization (MCV) system in January 2019. The application’s intent is to provide…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – East Stroudsburg, PA

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations at the East Stroudsburg Post Office, in East Stroudsburg, PA. The East Stroudsburg Post Office is in the Delaware-Pennsylvania 2 District of the Atlantic Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail at the Phoenix P&DC

The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect U.S. Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. The Postal Service launched the Mail Condition Visualization (MCV) system in January 2019. The application’s intent is to provide…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Castle Rock, CO

Background The Castle Rock Main Post Office (MPO) is in the Colorado/Wyoming District of the WestPac Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential scanning, mail delivery, and customer service operations risks at the Castle Rock MPO. The unit has 33 city routes which are delivered by…

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USPS OIG: A Traffic Jam of Mail

April 5, 2021 While many of our audit reports are planned in advance, from time to time we respond to situations that require immediate response. Take, for example, the reports of mail delays and wait times up to 15 hours for truck drivers in Cleveland in December 2020. As discussed in our recently released Management…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Raleigh, NC

Background The Avent Ferry Station is in the Greensboro District of the Southern Area. The delivery unit has 58 city routes and 17 rural routes delivered by 78 city carriers and 27 rural carriers. We chose the Avent Ferry Station based on the number of stop-the-clock (STC) scans occurring at the delivery unit. Our objective…

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USPS OIG Report: Deployment of Operational Changes

Objective On October 19, 2020, we issued a report to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors that addressed specific questions asked by Members of Congress regarding modifications to Postal Service staffing and policies, mail service impacts, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, communication with Congress and customers, and the Postmaster General’s compliance with financial…

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