USPS OIG Report: Service Performance During FY 2022 Peak Mailing Season

What We Did Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s performance during the FY 2022 peak mailing season and implementation of its peak season preparedness plan. For this audit, we obtained supporting documentation, evaluated processing service performance, and interviewed Postal Service managers. What We Found We found that the Postal Service successfully implemented initiatives…

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USPS: Safely sharing the holiday spirit

December 6, 2021 Now that the holiday season is here, some Postal Service teams may be planning festive events that involve employees gathering to share food and drinks in a plant or delivery unit. While there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by food or drinks, close contact between individuals does increase the risk…

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PMG DeJoy Assesses Holiday Preparations, Says Americans Should Feel Confident

As part of visit, DeJoy swears in 24-year Postal Service veteran as new Rockford Postmaster Holiday peak season preparations include investments in new high-speed package processing equipment, seasonal hiring drives and expanded facilities across the Upper Midwest, nationwide ROCKFORD, IL — As the U.S. Postal Service prepares for the 2021 holiday peak season, U.S. Postal…

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Hiring events help USPS fill seasonal jobs

October 8, 2021 The Postal Service’s job fairs are attracting hundreds of applicants for seasonal and career positions as the organization ramps up for the busy winter holidays. More than 500 people applied for jobs at a recent fair at the Milwaukee Main Post Office. “We were hoping for around 100 people the first day…

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USPS: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 26–21, Week 1 (December 4, 2021) and ends Pay Period 01-22, Week 2 (December…

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USPS Announces Shipping Dates for Holiday Military Mail

October 5, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — Making sure those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents and care packages in time for the holidays is a priority of the U.S. Postal Service. Plan ahead and mail your holiday cheer early to friends and loved ones serving abroad. To send packages…

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PMG touts recent service improvements in video message

September 22, 2021 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanks USPS employees for the organization’s recent service performance improvements. In August, the Postal Service delivered 94.1 percent of Marketing Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard — the highest level of service performance ever recorded for that mail category….

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USPS looks to fill seasonal positions

September 10, 2021 The Postal Service is hiring for more than 40,000 seasonal positions as preparations continue for the winter holidays, the organization’s peak season for mail and package deliveries. The opportunities include letter and rural carrier, mail handler and driver positions. “Our entire organization is focused on delivering a successful holiday season. To make…

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