USPS has modified measures during pandemic

The Postal Service is reminding employees that new social distancing procedures have been implemented to help protect workers who deliver mail during the coronavirus pandemic. To reduce health risks, the organization has temporarily modified procedures for Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs); Form 3811, Domestic Return Receipt; Form 3849, We ReDeliver for You; and any hard-copy receipt…

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USPS: 5,000 mobile cellular scanners deployed to Postal Vehicle Service drivers

USPS recently expanded its Surface Visibility (SV) program by deploying 5,000 mobile cellular scanners to postal vehicle service drivers. These scanners use GPS and geo-fencing to track mail movement — including arrivals and departures — and to simplify drops and pickups at detached mail units, mailer sites and freight houses. The cellular scanners are replacing…

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USPS Upgrading Package Delivery Network

Lexington Institute – March 29, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is investing heavily in major technology initiatives with a focus on improving delivery of its competitive package products. Over the past two years, it has replaced older Intelligent Mail Devices with more than 260,000 new handheld Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs). The MDDs are single-device scanners…

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USPS Mobile milestone – MDD deployment nears completion

The Postal Service has deployed more than 200,000 Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs), an important milestone for a program that makes it easier for customers to know where their packages are. The 200,000th device was one of several deployed to the Craig, MO, Post Office. “Mobile Delivery Devices are improving the way USPS serves its customers,…

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Investing in USPS – PMG update on new vehicles, other projects

The Postal Service continues making investments for the future, including plans for new delivery vehicles, PMG Megan Brennan says in her latest video message. Fifteen companies are competing to build the vehicles, which are slated to debut in 2017. “These vehicles will be designed with increased cargo space and improved access to facilitate both the…

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USPS: PMG discusses Postal Pulse, new growth initiatives

March 26, 2015 The Postal Pulse survey will help improve USPS workplaces, PMG Megan Brennan says in her latest “Business Focus” video message. The Postal Pulse features shorter questions that will allow USPS to better leverage employees’ ideas. The Gallup organization is administering the 2015 survey, which began March 16 and will continue through Friday,…

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USPS: Innovative changes – PMG reports on new initiatives

(August 28, 2014) E-commerce and technology are shaping the way packages are delivered, and creating an increased demand for better tracking and customer service. “Packages are the future. Scanning is the future. Visibility is the future,” PMG Pat Donahoe said in his latest video message to employees. “It’s critical that we do all of these…

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USPS: The next level – CIO Cochrane touts new devices

Letter and rural carriers will soon receive Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs) to help them perform their jobs more effectively, Chief Information Officer Jim Cochrane told Federal News Radio recently. “It’s a smarter device,” Cochrane said. “It takes it to the next level.” The Postal Service will initially deploy 75,000 MDDs between August and December. “This…

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