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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