USPS OIG Report: MODS Errors and Adjustments

Objective The Management Operating Data System (MODS) is a web-enabled application that provides a systematic approach to gathering, storing, and reporting data on workload, workhours, and machine utilization by operation number and facility type. The Postal Service uses MODS data to plan workload, project workhours and mail volume, track mail processing activities, evaluate the efficiency…

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USPS OIG: Does MODS Work Hour and Mail Volume Data Accurately Reflect Work Performed?

Project Title: Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments Start Date: Monday, August 6, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: January 2019 The Management Operating Data System (MODS) provides data on workload, work hours, and machine-use. In addition to supporting operational planning, MODS data are used extensively in Postal Service costing and pricing activities. Supervisors…

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OIG Report: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks and Mail Handlers

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the U.S. Postal Service to file an Annual Compliance Report (ACR) with the Postal Regulatory Commission within 90 days of the end of each fiscal year. The report analyzes cost, revenue, rates, and quality of service for all products. Further, it reports whether revenue for…

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OIG: Are Clerk and Mail Handler Costs Correctly Attributed to USPS Products?

Project Title: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks & Mail Handlers Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2017 We are conducting an audit to verify the accuracy of clerk and mail handler costs attributed to products and services. The Postal Service categorizes all costs as either attributable costs, which are directly…

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USPS OIG Management Advisory: MODS Flat Mail Exceptions

Background The U.S. Postal Service initially deployed the Management Operating Data System (MODS) to collect data to evaluate plant efficiency. The Postal Service uses MODS data to assign labor costs to Postal Service products and to calculate productivities for plant operations. New employees are initially assigned a labor code that assigns workhours to a default…

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