USPS OIG Report: Delivery Charge Codes

Objective The U.S. Postal Service maintains city carrier labor cost data in its Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS). However, this TACS data does not generally associate labor costs with specific mail products and services. Therefore, the Postal Service relies on data from statistical sampling systems, such as the In-Office Cost System (IOCS) and the…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of In-Office Cost System Data

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy and reliability of In-Office Cost System (IOCS) telephone readings. The IOCS is the primary probability sampling system used by the U.S. Postal Service to attribute the labor costs of clerks, mail handlers, city carriers, and supervisors related to the handling of mail of all classes and rate…

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OIG: Are Clerk and Mail Handler Costs Correctly Attributed to USPS Products?

Project Title: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks & Mail Handlers Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2017 We are conducting an audit to verify the accuracy of clerk and mail handler costs attributed to products and services. The Postal Service categorizes all costs as either attributable costs, which are directly…

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