USPS OIG Report: High Throughput Package Sorter at the Queens P&DC

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the performance and functionality of the Postal Service’s High Throughput Package Sorter (HTPS) at the Queens, NY, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and determine whether planned transportation savings were realized. In February 2017, the Postal Service approved about $32.5 million for the purchase of its second HTPS machine to…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Route (HCR) Optimization Cost Savings

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) Optimization Cost Savings methodology and the accuracy of reported savings for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The Postal Service implemented the Zero Base HCR initiative in FY 2014 (renamed HCR Optimization in FY 2017) to reduce surface transportation costs by identifying, adjusting, and…

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NLRB Decision – Nasty Postmaster Fired a CCA for Filing Grievances

A nasty postmaster in Katy, Texas fired a CCA for filing grievances. This type of boss exists in too many post offices! This story had a happy ending. The NLRB went to bat for her. REMEDY Having found that the U.S.P.S. committed unfair labor practices, it is ordered to cease and desist and to take…

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USPS OIG: Northeast Area Site Security Review

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service established and implemented effective environmental and physical security controls according to Postal Service policy at the [redacted] Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service has the mail processing resources, information technology (IT) network, and transportation infrastructure to deliver mail to every residential and…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail at the Denver P&DC

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine the cause of mail processing delays reported at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service reports mail processing delays when mail is not processed in time to meet its established delivery or when mail is processed but not on the dock in…

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OSHA: USPS Cited For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility

OSHA News Release- Region 6 U.S. Department of Labor October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint…

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USPS Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says

By Regina Waldroup – October 1, 2018 It’s hard work, but Courtney Ferguson says she loves her job with the post office. She’s been at a facility in Schiller Park for four years now. “The post office is a great job to have,” she told NBC 5 Monday. What Ferguson said she didn’t expect in…

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USPS OIG Report: Emergency Suspension Process

Objective Our objective was to assess whether emergency suspensions of Postal Service facilities in the Eastern Area are executed in compliance with policies and procedures, including actions taken to reopen or discontinue facilities. District managers may suspend the operations of any post office, classified station, or branch under its jurisdiction for the following reasons: a…

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