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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Is USPS doing enough to keep postal employees and customers safe?

Some postal employees have been quarantined for 14 days that came in contact with an infected person. Other employees have refused to work at the window or in delivery jobs that would expose them to dozens of potentially-infected people every day. Instead, they are staying home and taking leave without pay. Supervisors and managers, meanwhile,…

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Postal Worker West – March 2020 Edition: BEING POSTAL IN A PANDEMIC

Excerpt: The Union’s Role The Union is certified by law to enforce the contract in regards to working conditions, hours and wages. Under Article 14 of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) the Union cooperates with and assists management to live up to their responsibility to provide safe working conditions. Far too often the Union has…

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USPS OIG Report: Oversight of the Postal Service’s Uniform Program

Objective Each year over 301,000 Postal Service employees participate in the Uniform Program. As part of the program, eligible employees, such as letter carriers, window clerks, and postal police officers, are issued a Uniform Allowance Purchase Card (UAPC) to purchase approved uniform items from licensed vendors. In calendar years (CY) 2016 to 2018, there were…

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USPS OIG Report: Assessment of the USPS’s Service Performance and Costs

Objective Costs for the Postal Service to process, transport, and deliver mail are outpacing its revenue and it faces considerable pressure to reduce costs without harming service. We set out to determine how service performance has trended for all mail classes and compared that performance to cost trends over the last five years. We analyzed…

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