USPS OIG: Does First-Class Mail Get First Class Service?

September 20, 2021 Sometimes our auditors look at specific incidents or facilities. Other times, especially when concerns are raised, we examine broader, more systemic issues. So, what did we do when more than 70 members of Congress asked us to look into the persistent declines in on-time mail delivery in 17 postal districts? We opened…

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USPS OIG Report: Deployment of Operational Changes

Objective On October 19, 2020, we issued a report to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors that addressed specific questions asked by Members of Congress regarding modifications to Postal Service staffing and policies, mail service impacts, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, communication with Congress and customers, and the Postmaster General’s compliance with financial…

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USPS OIG Report: Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products

Objective The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires that each class of mail or type of mail service covers their direct and indirect costs. Over the past 10 years, several U.S. Postal Service market dominant products continuously failed to cover their attributable costs. Currently there are six market dominant products that are not…

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Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Elections

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness for timely processing of election and political mail for the 2018 midterm elections. Election mail is a mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process, while political mail is mail used for political campaign purposes. General…

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USPS goes all-in for busiest week of the year

By Christie Ileto – December 20, 2017 PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Post office employees are in the middle of their busiest mailing week of the year, with many working overtime to help Santa get those packages delivered before the 25th. “We’re the first people to touch the mail,” said Sherisse Harris, USPS employee. “So we have…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Mail Processing and Transportation Operational Changes

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 noted the U.S. Postal Service had more facilities than it needed and should streamline its network to eliminate excess costs. The act requires the Postal Service to prepare a strategy for rationalizing its facilities network and remove excess processing capacity and space. In 2011, the Postal…

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USPS: Handle Election Mail, Political Campaign Mail properly

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between the tags for Political Campaign Mail and Election Mail. Red Tag 57, for Political Campaign Mail, may be used on campaign mailings by registered political candidates and organizations engaging in issue advocacy or voter mobilization. Green Tag 191, for domestic and international ballots, may only…

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Inside a NJ post office: How your holiday mail gets delivered on time

[maxgallery id=”43007″]By Alex Young – December 11, 2015 BELLMAWR — The United States Postal Service processing plant in Bellmawr serves as the main center for every postal delivery in South Jersey. “Think of it as the hub, and every associated post office is like the spokes,” said Ray Daiutolo Sr., Communications Programs Specialist for the…

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