USPS OIG Report: International Mail Operations and Performance Data

Background International mail is primarily processed through the U.S. Postal Service’s International Service Centers (ISC). ISC operations focus on the timely and secure movement of international mail and packages. ISC staff use equipment to perform processing scans for events such as mail arrival and departure and customs clearance. Scan data is recorded in the Product…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service Recognition and Awards Program

What We Did Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in managing its Recognition and Awards Program. We reviewed FY 2018 through FY 2021 recognition and awards data from the eAwards system. What We Found Postal Service management could improve controls to effectively manage its Recognition and Awards Program. Specifically, 271 employees inappropriately…

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USPS OIG Management Alert: Workplace Environment Tracking System User Access

Introduction This management alert presents issues the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) identified during our ongoing audit of the U.S. Postal Service’s Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints (Project Number 21-173). Our objective is to provide Postal Service officials immediate notification of these issues and make recommendations for corrective action. We identified these…

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US DOL investigation of amputation injury finds serious, repeat violations at Greensboro USPS facility

News Release – March 11, 2022 US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION INJURY FINDS SERIOUS, REPEAT VIOLATIONS AT GREENSBORO US POSTAL SERVICE FACILITY Removed machine safety guard leads to serious, life-altering injury GREENSBORO, NC – An employee working as a mechanic at the U.S. Postal Service’s distribution center in Greensboro suffered a life-changing injury…

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USPS committed to Zero Tolerance Policy

February 8, 2022 The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at…

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New shield being installed into USPS driver training vehicles

Received from an APWU Member today: “Has a little window in the middle so they can pass things. And this far into a pandemic… seems late to the game. Thinking we’re doing ProMaster and Metris vans also… some big ass boxes came with this kit.” Check back for an update / more information

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USPS OIG: Management mishandled Personally Identifiable Information for Veterans

Introduction During the Peak Season Hiring audit (Project Number 20-316), we found that the U.S. Postal Service mishandled personally identifiable information (PII) for veteran employees on an internal system. The purpose of this management alert is to bring these issues to management’s attention and make recommendations for corrective action. PII is any information about an…

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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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