USPS OIG Report: Assessment of Overtime Activity

Objectives Our objective was to assess Postal Service controls over managing overtime. Overtime pay is a premium that eligible employees receive when they perform work in excess of eight paid hours in a day, or 40 paid hours in a week. Per union contracts, regular overtime is paid at one and one-half times an employee’s…

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USPS OIG Report: First-Line Supervisor Resources

Objective Postal Service first-line supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations that drive services and delivery of mail to the public. As such, they significantly contribute to ensuring customers receive quality service and receive mail and parcels on time and in good condition. For our audit, a first-line supervisor is defined as the first layer of management…

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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 worker sues for sexual harassment and retaliation

 By Angela Kennecke – Januray 9, 2020 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Sioux Falls woman, who is marking her 20-year career with the United States Postal Service, is suing her employer in federal court for sexual discrimination and retaliation. Cindy Ekeren works as a mail clerk at the USPS processing and distribution center…

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USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Workhour Charges in the Southern Area

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of maintenance employee workhour charges at selected processing facilities in the U.S. Postal Service’s Southern Area. We conducted site visits and reviewed a sample of workhour charges for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at six mail processing facilities selected based on planned versus actual maintenance workhours. The facilities…

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APWU UPDATE: Significant Payroll Issue Identified

10/18/2018 – The previously announced payroll issue caused by a faulty computer program and affected 88,782 APWU represented bargaining unit employees in the Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service and Support Services crafts. The Postal Service has informed the APWU that management will begin to do manual pay adjustments beginning October 18, 2018, starting with the…

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USPS OIG Report: Contractual Support Services for the Continuous Improvement Program

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine whether contractual support services for the U.S. Postal Service’s Continuous Improvement (CI) Program were effectively supporting the program’s goals. In 2007, the Postal Service introduced the CI Program as a management strategy to produce both immediate and sustainable, continuous process improvements. CI is an ongoing effort…

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OIG Report: USPS Roofing Preventive Maintenance Program

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s roofing preventive maintenance program. The Postal Service has established a preventive maintenance program to oversee the process of extending roof life, protecting roof warranties, and reducing emergency repair replacement costs. Prior to August 2011, the Postal Service’s Maintenance Operations group was responsible…

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