Rep. Grisham Denied Entry to Conduct Unannounced Inspection of USPS Facility

Sep 20, 2018 | Press Release ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On September 20, 2018, after receiving numerous complaints from United States Postal Service (USPS) union representatives about mismanagement and poor working conditions at facilities and urging USPS Acting Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb to launch an investigation into the matter, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) attempted to…

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Competing internationally means fixing our mismanaged USPS

By George Landrith – Nov 30, 2017 As President Trump takes aim at some of his key campaign promises, the discussions around the potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have further emerged. From the president’s view, concerns persist about the nation’s propensity to import more goods that we export to a…

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OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the New York District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model (risk model) to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including…

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OIG Report: Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility

Background The U.S. Postal Service has spent about $7.6 million since fiscal year (FY) 2010 on its Logistics Condition Reporting System (LCRS). The system was intended to collect and report Highway Contract Route (HCR) Global Positioning System (GPS) data and monitor HCR performance. Because of inaccurate data reporting and system compatibility issues the Postal Service…

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OIG Report: Mail Collection Box Management Process – Capital Metro Area

Background Mail collection boxes, first introduced in 1858, are used primarily to collect mail from customers. Nationwide, there were about 153,000 collection boxes at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2016; however, the U.S. Postal Service has been removing under used boxes, with almost 14,000 boxes removed over the past five years. The Postal Service…

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USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory at Jacksonville, NC Main Office

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Jacksonville Main Office in Jacksonville, NC, had perfect inventory counts for four quarters in a row from…

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“Throwback Thursday” – USPS Station Manager makes employees a Poop Cake (video)

LEE COUNTY: Workers at the Cape Coral Post Office say their manager baked them a dessert that looked like something you’d find in a toilet. The attempt at bathroom humor backfired in a big way.Workers at the Cape Coral Post Office were not amused by the cake crafted by the post office manager. The manager…

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