USPS OIG: How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?

The Postal Service has over 300 processing plants where more than 150 billion pieces of mail are sorted each year. The OIG has recently conducted a series of audits on facility conditions at retail facilities and is now looking at processing facilities nationwide. The safety, security and cleanliness of these facilities is essential to the…

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USPS OIG Blog: Image Is Everything

There’s no denying it: Looks matter. Appearance creates a first impression that is hard to erase. And when you’re talking about postal retail facilities, how they look is essential to the U.S. Postal Service’s business. Unfortunately, too many retail facilities have fallen into disrepair. The Postal Service leases and owns more than 30,000 retail facilities…

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New labor contract: USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes

An arbitration panel informed the Postal Service July 7 of an interest arbitration decision and award.The award is intended to resolve the differences between USPS and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) that resulted from an inability to reach a negotiated collective bargaining agreement after the prior agreement expired. The award, which was the result…

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USPS OIG: Is Your Post Office Safe and Well-Maintained?

Project Title: Facility Condition Reviews – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2016 In a 2015 report, the OIG identified poor working conditions at a Post Office in New Mexico. We found problems with heating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as deteriorating building…

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APWU: Higher Level Pay Remains Intact For Maintenance Custodians

See more information on the February 4, 2016 Step 4 settlement, beginning on pg 8 of 60: via the APWU Maintenance TL 5 and MS 1 Staffing Webinar presentation  .

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