USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service’s Prosegur Contract for Security Guards

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of postal employees, postal facilities, and the mail. The Postal Inspection Service has contracted with Prosegur Services Group Inc. to provide personnel, such as dispatchers, at the National Law Enforcement Communication Centers (NLECC) and security guards at postal facilities in approximately…

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USPS OIG Report: San Francisco International Service Center Closure

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s International Service Center in San Francisco, CA (SFO ISC) houses select international and military mail processing functions and a retail unit. In April 2020, the lessor notified the Postal Service that they were discontinuing the facility lease and subsequent discussions about potential on-airport facility alternatives proved unsuccessful. As a result,…

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USPS committed to Zero Tolerance Policy

February 8, 2022 The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at…

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What will APWU do to ensure others don’t die from COVID-19 and management’s negligence?

This evening an Electronic Technician at North Metro in Georgia died of COVID-19. This should weigh heavily on USPS’s shoulders and especially those who were directly involved and aware at Metro Georgia. An E.T. lost his life to COVID-19 that he contracted while performing his bid job duties at this plant. OSHA has fined this…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station

While conducting a site visit for the Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response audit, we identified building maintenance and safety issues at Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Station that were not directly related to the scope of the audit. Specifically, we identified 30 deficiencies ranging from minor to more serious violations. We believe these issues warrant…

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Retired Postal Worker Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme

USPS OIG News Release – July 1, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison for accepting bribes from business customers in exchange for falsely approving unpaid or underpaid bulk mail shipments, causing more than $11.7 million in total losses to…

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USPS OIG Report: First-Line Supervisor Recruitment and Retention

Objective First-line supervisors play a critical role in any organization and influence productivity, quality, and employee morale. In the U.S. Postal Service, first-line supervisors significantly contribute to accomplishing Postal Service goals, including ensuring customers receive quality service and their mail and parcels on time and in good condition. For the purposes of our work, we…

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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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