USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Driver Overtime – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s use of overtime for Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers in the Houston District. The Postal Service has a PVS fleet to move mail between processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, and local businesses and mailers. PVS is primarily used for distances within a 50-mile…

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APWU: Major Win for the MVS Craft – POM 1995 Language Restored

09/13/2018 – When the USPS made changes to Chapters 5 and 7 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM) in 1995, APWU challenged the changes as not fair, reasonable, and equitable. While USPS agreed to restore the language in 2007 and again in 2012, they never did. APWU never stopped fighting. On August 28, we reached…

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OIG: Where are the Postal Service’s Trailers?

Project Title: Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2017 The U.S. Postal Service plans to begin using Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled trailers to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of its transportation network. GPS technology has been used in private industry to…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Shuttling-Northeast Region

Background Shuttling is the scheduled movement of vehicles from a Post Office to a vehicle maintenance facility (VMF) or commercial vendor for maintenance. VMF managers decide whether to use Postal Service employees or commercial vendors for shuttling services. Shuttling labor costs are tracked through the Solution for Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) system. During fiscal years…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: How Can the Postal Service Control the Costs to Shuttle Vehicles?

Project Title: Vehicle Shuttling – Northeast Area Start Date: Monday, August 31, 2015 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2016 The Postal Service spent nearly $34 million in fiscal year 2014 to move its vehicles from one location to another for maintenance, repair, or transfer. Local Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) management determines when contractors or postal…

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APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over CDL Training

Web News Article #: 167-2015 08/24/2015 – The APWU and USPS agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding re: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training for Automotive Mechanics and Technicians on Aug 18, Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster has announced. The dispute arose in 2001, when the Postal Service unilaterally waived the requirement that…

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