USPS OIG Report: HCR Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest

Objective Our objective was to determine if the U.S. Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) contracting practices, including avoidance of conflicts of interest, are in compliance with Postal Service policies and procedures and in line with industry practices. What the OIG Found We found that the Postal Service’s HCR contracting practices were not always in…

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Coming Soon: An open database of every U.S. address

By Greg Otto – September 28, 2015 The Transportation Department is in the very early stages of trying to build the first publicly accessible database of the geographical location of every address in the country. “The first responder community is going to be the biggest beneficiary,” said DOT Geographic Information Officer Steve Lewis, noting that…

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APWU: Who Qualifies as a ‘Medical Officer’ with Authority to Sign CDL Health Cards?

Web News Article #: 003-2015 01/10/2015 – The APWU has received clarification from the Postal Service regarding who qualifies as a “medical officer” with authority to sign Department of Transportation health cards for postal employees with Commercial Driver’s Licenses. The APWU sought clarification of management’s policy in an Oct. 23, 2014, letter, which noted, “It…

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