USPS OIG Report: Surface Visibility Scanning ― Western Area

Background The U.S. Postal Services’ Surface Visibility Scanning (SV) network was intended to provide nationwide mail container visibility, real-time asset identification, and improved dock operations at over 430 sites. SV sites have Mail Transport Equipment Labelers (MTEL) to print barcoded placards that are scanned six different times using a wireless SVmobile scanning device. These scans…

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APWU Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Web News Article #: 61-2017 06/16/2017 – Throughout the country, the Postal Service has launched an all-out assault on our jobs and is blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their staffing of post offices. The USPS is reducing service to the community and disrupting the lives of postal workers by reducing duty assignments…

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New England postal workers protest working conditions at VT post office

By Stephen Mills – April 29, 2017 BARRE— Postal workers from across New England picketed in the Granite City on Friday, protesting working conditions at the Barre Post Office. Union officials representing workers said they were protesting on behalf of their Barre colleagues who had complained about harassment and staffing problems under Postmaster Lori Brochu….

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OIG Report: Timeliness of Mail Processing at the Santa Clarita P&DC

Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet its established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. We used our risk model to identify processing facilities with high volumes of delayed mail. From April to September…

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OIG Report: Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Ops

Background The U.S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of activities required to sort and distribute mail for dispatch and eventual delivery. The Postal Service defines mail processing efficiency as mailpieces sorted per workhour. One tool the Postal Service uses to compare mail processing operations performance…

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OIG Report: City Carriers Returning After 6 P.M. – Los Angeles District

Background Strong customer demand for goods purchased over the Internet has driven growth in the package market despite otherwise declining mail volume. This growing package segment provides the U.S. Postal Service an opportunity to expand services and increase revenue. With this growth, city carriers and non-career city carrier assistants (CCA) are now delivering more packages…

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Another kind of tax: The Postal Service cuts back at a post office deep in the hood

April 10, 2015 The Postal Service is extending collection hours at many post offices on April 15th for Tax Day, but there’s at least one post office in California that’s getting a lot less than extended hours. Customers of the Marcus Foster post office, located on International Boulevard in the heart of Deep East Oakland,…

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