USPS OIG: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at Columbus P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to assess the management of Highway Contract Route (HCR) irregularities due to contractor failure at the Columbus Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC), in Columbus, OH. Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in arrival or departure beyond scheduled times. Late trip reason codes…

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USPS OIG Report: Late and Extra Trips at the Philadelphia P&DC

Background Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. In April 2019, Postal Service Headquarters management informed plant management to eliminate all late trips and specified that all trips should depart and arrive to their destinations on time. From July 1 to December…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Parcel Processing Operations at the Harrisburg P&DC

Background The Harrisburg Processing & Distribution Center is in the Central PA District of the Eastern Area. During fiscal year (FY) 2019, it manually processed 86.9 million letters, 11.4 million flats, and 1.6 million parcels. Mail is processed manually when its dimensions or address quality prevent it from being processed on mail processing equipment. It…

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USPS: Acting Eastern Area VP announced

Angela Curtis has been appointed Eastern Area’s acting vice president. The area is home to more than 50 million customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Western New York and portions of New Jersey, Virginia and Indiana. Eastern Area has more than 85,000 employees who work in 35 processing and distribution centers, four…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – West Park Station 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Mail Delivery Issues – West Park Station, Philadelphia, PA (Project Number 19RG030DRT000). The West Park Station is in the Philadelphia Metro District of the Eastern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential delivery risks at…

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USPS OIG: Emergency Suspension Process

In the last several months we’ve seen a lot of post offices suspend operations due to extreme weather. But natural disasters aren’t the only reason for emergency suspensions. U.S. Postal Service district managers may also suspend the operations of any post office, station, or branch under its jurisdiction for: Termination of a lease or rental…

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USPS Eastern Area Stand-Up Talk: Remembering our colleagues

This morning at 8:50am, the employees of the Philadelphia P&DC were gathered together for this stand-up talk and a moment of silence.

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