USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Parts Pricing

Objective Our objective was to assess if the management of Postal Service vehicle parts agreements is consistent with pricing requirements. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the Postal Service used about 255,000 delivery vehicles to distribute mail to 160 million delivery points across the nation. While about $292 million was spent on vehicle parts through 16…

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USPS: Effort begins to add tractor-trailer operators

August 17, 2021 The Postal Service is seeking new ways to fill tractor-trailer operator positions. The organization will soon begin a pilot program to add more of these employees, who play an important role in transporting mail from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the postal network. The pilot will be geared toward…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Expenses – Woodlawn Station, Birmingham, AL

Background This report presents the results of our audit of the Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses – Birmingham, AL, Woodlawn Station Post Office. The Woodlawn Station Post Office is in the Alabama-Mississippi District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks…

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USPS: Oshkosh to build NGDVs in Spartanburg, SC 

June 22, 2021 Oshkosh Defense has selected a facility in Spartanburg, SC, where the company will build the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs). “Upstate South Carolina has a skilled workforce and a proven history in advanced automotive manufacturing — it’s the perfect place to produce the NGDV,” said John Bryant, the company’s president. The…

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APMU: Das 110 HCRs Noncompliance Award Issued

June 11, 2021 In August 2016, National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued an arbitration decision sustaining APWU’s case Q06-4Q-C 11182451. In November, the APWU invoked the arbitrator’s retained jurisdiction, complaining that the USPS had not insourced the 110 HCRs into PVS assignments within 6 months (February 2017) as the Award as ordered. On June 4, 2021,…

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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 Report: Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of lift gates used on U.S. Postal Service cargo vans. The Postal Service owns and operates a fleet of over 227,000 vehicles. The Postal Service has 7- and 11-ton cargo vans that Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers use to transport mail between facilities and to…

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USPS aligns transportation network to boost efficiency

September 11, 2020 Continuing work that began in June 2019, the Postal Service is aligning its surface transportation network as planned to help the organization improve service performance and move mail and packages more efficiently. “Aligning our surface transportation network will help us to better serve the evolving needs of our customers, particularly when it…

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