NALC: Four National-Level Grievances Settled

July 23, 2021 A settlement (M-01954) has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q01N-4C-C 07098868 concerning the assignment of deliveries to Contract Delivery Service (CDS) prior to the effective date of the 2006 collective bargaining agreement. The parties agree to close this interpretive case without prejudice to the position of either party…

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USPS OIG Report: “As Needed” Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s use of the “as needed” transportation on Highway Contract Routes (HCR). The Postal Service uses contracted, supplier-operated routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, and other designated points. These routes include “as needed” services that allow suppliers to travel anywhere within the continental…

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USPS OIG Report: Scheduled Hours and Payments for Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of Postal Service Highway Contract Route (HCR) scheduled hours and payments from fiscal years (FYs) 2016 through 2020. HCRs are routes serviced by suppliers carrying mail over highways between designated points. These suppliers provide contracted transportation services under specified schedules outlined in the contract terms and conditions….

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USPS OIG Report: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at the NJ International NDC

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 New Jersey International (NJI) Network Distribution Center (NDC). Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. When…

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USPS OIG: Are Scheduled Times and Hours for HCR Trips Accurate?

Project Title: Scheduled Hours and Payments for Highway Contract Routes Start Date: Monday, October 19, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: April 2021 Highway Contract Route (HCR) suppliers provide contracted transportation service based on established scheduled hours for the drivers to complete the trip. The times for the trip are manually entered in the system. Incorrect…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contractor Failures at Greensboro P&DC

Background Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. Late trip reason codes may include late processing, mail processing, contractor failure, and equipment failure. When trucks are late due to contractor failure, dock expeditors choose the reason code in the Surface Visibility (SV)…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the accuracy of Surface Visibility scans and reporting for Highway Contract Route (HCR) and Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) trips. This audit was requested by the Postal Service’s Surface Logistics group. The U.S. Postal Service’s surface transportation network is managed locally and transports mail and equipment to…

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