USPS OIG Report: MODS Errors and Adjustments

Objective The Management Operating Data System (MODS) is a web-enabled application that provides a systematic approach to gathering, storing, and reporting data on workload, workhours, and machine utilization by operation number and facility type. The Postal Service uses MODS data to plan workload, project workhours and mail volume, track mail processing activities, evaluate the efficiency…

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USPS OIG Report: What’s Driving Postal Transportation Costs?

The Postal Service’s transportation costs have increased over the last 10 years, despite an overall decline in mail volume and the relaxation of First-Class Mail service standards. Nearly 40 percent of the increase cannot be explained by changes in mail volume and transportation-related inputs alone. While costs in general are expected to increase over time…

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What’s up with Mail? How Mail Use is Changing Across the United States

USPS OIG White Paper – April 17, 2017 While continuing to fall, the overall rate of volume decline for letter mail has slowed substantially in recent years. Business-to-consumer mail like First-Class Mail Presort and Marketing Mail represents a growing portion of total mail volume – over 78 percent in 2015. There is substantial variation at…

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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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Video: USPS expects billions of pieces of mail during holidays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The holiday season is especially busy for the United States Postal Service. On average, the Postal Service processes 523 pieces of mail every day. During the holiday season, that increases to 553 million pieces of mail.  This Monday, the Postal Service expects to process about 640 pieces of mail. The Postal…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Efficiency of the San Francisco, CA Processing and Distribution Center (video)

Audit Report – 11/19/2014 Background The San Francisco Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) is a mail processing plant in the U.S. Postal Service’s Pacific Area. This facility processes inbound/outbound mail for the city of San Francisco and associate offices in the surrounding area. In fiscal year (FY) 2013, it processed about 1.41 billion mailpieces, a…

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