USPS ‘Sanitizing Stations’ at Philadelphia P&DC

These “Sanitizing Stations” began springing up this week on the workroom floor throughout the Philadelphia P&DC. At first, I thought this was some sort of joke.  But no, this is USPS Management doing it’s best to show the employees they are the agency’s most valuable asset. [Take note of the properties of the “cleaner” to…

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USPS OIG Report: Oversight of the Postal Service’s Uniform Program

Objective Each year over 301,000 Postal Service employees participate in the Uniform Program. As part of the program, eligible employees, such as letter carriers, window clerks, and postal police officers, are issued a Uniform Allowance Purchase Card (UAPC) to purchase approved uniform items from licensed vendors. In calendar years (CY) 2016 to 2018, there were…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service New York Division

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, New York Division, implemented effective controls for accountable property, case management, and training. Based on risk analysis of closed case count and workhours, number of hotline referrals, and National Compliance Review occurrence, we selected the New York Division for our review. The mission…

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USPS OIG Report: Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

Objective The Postal Service partners with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to deliver mail to military facilities in the continental U.S. as well as military and DoS diplomatic personnel and their families outside the continental U.S. Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s military and diplomatic…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Overtime

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s management of mail processing overtime during fiscal year (FY) 2018. The Postal Service had a goal to reduce mail processing staffing costs by about $130.5 million in FY 2018. While the Postal Service uses overtime to provide flexibility and meet its operational requirements,…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Route (HCR) Optimization Cost Savings

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) Optimization Cost Savings methodology and the accuracy of reported savings for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The Postal Service implemented the Zero Base HCR initiative in FY 2014 (renamed HCR Optimization in FY 2017) to reduce surface transportation costs by identifying, adjusting, and…

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NLRB Decision – Nasty Postmaster Fired a CCA for Filing Grievances

A nasty postmaster in Katy, Texas fired a CCA for filing grievances. This type of boss exists in too many post offices! This story had a happy ending. The NLRB went to bat for her. REMEDY Having found that the U.S.P.S. committed unfair labor practices, it is ordered to cease and desist and to take…

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USPS OIG: Northeast Area Site Security Review

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service established and implemented effective environmental and physical security controls according to Postal Service policy at the [redacted] Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service has the mail processing resources, information technology (IT) network, and transportation infrastructure to deliver mail to every residential and…

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