USPS: Staying safe during public demonstrations

The Postal Service is reminding employees to stay safe during public demonstrations. The security of employees, facilities, vehicles and the U.S. Mail is important to the organization and the Postal Inspection Service. Vigilance is especially important during times like these, where large numbers of people may be in the streets, in front of buildings and…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Employee safety during public demonstrations

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk June 5, 2020 Employee safety during public demonstrations The security of our employees, facilities, vehicles and the U.S. Mail is of the utmost importance to the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Postal employees are always reminded to be aware of their surroundings to protect themselves and each other….

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USPS OIG: Facility Condition Reviews – Mid-Carolinas, Greater Indiana Districts

Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and Clyde Post Offices Background The Waynesville (owned), Lake Junaluska (leased), and Clyde (leased) Post Offices are in the Mid-Carolinas District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Facilities Condition Reviews

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Postal Service had 286 mail processing facilities with over 70 million interior square feet. Between October 2010 and February 2018, mail processing facilities generated more than 46,000 maintenance requests and incurred over $876 million in maintenance costs. The Postal Service is obligated, by both internal policies and federal…

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USPS OIG: How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?

The Postal Service has over 300 processing plants where more than 150 billion pieces of mail are sorted each year. The OIG has recently conducted a series of audits on facility conditions at retail facilities and is now looking at processing facilities nationwide. The safety, security and cleanliness of these facilities is essential to the…

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OIG Report: Facility Security at Network Distribution Centers

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service effectively addressed security deficiencies at Network Distribution Centers (NDC) to enhance the safety and security of the work environment. NDCs are highly mechanized Postal Service mail processing plants that distribute standard mail and provide package services. There are currently 21 NDCs nationwide and Inspection…

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USPS: Maximizing security – Updated LMS course, poster introduced

An updated course on facility security is now available on the Learning Management System training site. Course 10023745 provides security control officers (SCOs) with fundamental information about facility security, asset protection and risk management. SCOs, who are designated security employees at postal facilities, are encouraged to take the course to increase their understanding of their…

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