September is National Preparedness Month – Is your postal facility secure?

September 8, 2021 During National Preparedness Month in September, the Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors to help keep USPS workplaces safe and secure. Employees should always secure entry points when not in use, wear their postal photo ID badge and watch for individuals not wearing badges. To further protect workspaces: Secure unattended USPS…

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USPS OIG: Exit Strategies

April 26, 2021 Leaving a job involves a number of steps: returning computers, turning in IDs, revoking access, and a host of other administrative tasks. Every step needs to take place in a timely manner to maintain physical and digital security for an organization. Does the Postal Service do a good job of revoking physical…

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USPS: Tips for safeguarding facilities, mail

The Postal Service wants you to remember that the safety and security of the U.S. Mail, facilities, vehicles and your co-workers are a shared responsibility. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind: • Positive identification. Postal Service photo IDs should be recent, in good condition and displayed by all employees. Managers and supervisors should…

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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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