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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USPS OIG Report: Plant Load Agreements – NJ District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of plant load agreements in the New Jersey District. We selected this district based on volume and revenue declines from fiscal year (FY) 2019 to FY 2020 of 32 percent (500 million mailpieces) and 31 percent ($109.8 million in revenue), respectively. This district ranked sixth in the…

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USPS OIG Report: Embargoes and Redirections at Processing Facilities

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the operational impacts experienced by the Postal Service before and after the embargoes and redirections at mail processing facilities during the fiscal year (FY) 2021 peak mailing season. Each year, increased mail volume during peak mailing season — November through January — significantly strains the Postal Service’s processing and…

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