OSHA cites USPS with 16 violations for endangering workers at Tennessee facilities, Proposes $350K in penalties

Sanitation, electrical, improper use of forklifts among violations found DOL News Release – January 25, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor has found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to struck-by, electrical, crushing, fire and other health hazards at facilities in Columbia, Knoxville and Nashville. As a result of three inspections, the…

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USPS OIG Report: Efficiency of Operations at the Philadelphia P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our audit of efficiency of operations at the Philadelphia Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Philadelphia, PA. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at this P&DC. We selected the Philadelphia P&DC based on a Congressional request from Senator…

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USPS OIG Report: Efficiency of Operations at the Delaware P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of the efficiency of operations at the Delaware Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Wilmington, DE. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at this P&DC. We selected the Delaware P&DC based on Congressional interest in…

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APWU: Improving Your Workplace Environment Booklet

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2021 Subject: Improving Your Workplace Environment Booklet Sisters and Brothers, You will find attached the final version of the “Improving your Workplace Environment” booklet. We will be mailing a copy to directly to each member-at-large and will send a supply to each local to distribute to members…

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DOJ: Ex-USPS supervisor sent to prison for stealing marijuana from confiscated package

DOJ Press Release – October 26, 2021 BRUNSWICK, GA: A U.S. Postal Service supervisor who admitted stealing marijuana from a confiscated package has been sentenced to federal prison. Howard Kerns, 53, of Dearing, Ga., was sentenced to two months in prison followed by two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to Theft of Mail…

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USPS OIG Report: Springfield, MO, P&DC Grievances

Objective Our objective was to review and assess grievances paid from October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2021, at the Springfield, MO, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service defines a grievance as a dispute, difference, or disagreement between parties or a complaint lodged by a party regarding wages, hours, or conditions of employment….

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Las Vegas

Background The Sunrise Station is in the Nevada – Utah District of the WestPac Area. The unit has 69 city routes which are delivered by 83 full-time city carriers, four part-time flexible carriers, and 19 city carrier assistants. The Sunrise Station also has 10 full-time clerks and seven postal support employees. We chose the Sunrise…

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Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Declining Delivery Standards at USPS

Washington D.C. (October 12, 2021)—On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a field hearing in Chicago, Illinois to examine dramatic reductions in the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery performance in the city and nationally. Since Postmaster General…

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