USPS OIG Report: Negotiated Service Agreement

Objective Our objective was to determine mailer compliance with Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) provisions and evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s oversight of NSA Contract [redacted]. We selected this NSA based on the mailer’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 volume and revenue. An NSA is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and a specific mailer, whereby…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – NSA Price Tables Sent Unsecured to Vendors

Introduction During the audit of Negotiated Service Agreement – Contract [redacted], we identified an issue related to the transmission of Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) pricing rate tables. Specifically, the Postal Service electronically transmitted confidential contract pricing rates to PC Postage vendors in unencrypted emails. NSAs are contractual agreements between the Postal Service and commercial mailers,…

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PRC rejects Discover NSA and the Postal Service’s “subjective intuition”

For the first time since they were created in 2002, a Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) has been rejected by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Yesterday the PRC turned down the Postal Service’s request to add a NSA with Discover Financial Services to its market-dominant list. This is quite an unusual event.  Since the 2006 Postal Accountability…

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How A Concept Called An ‘NSA’ May End The USPS

Former Employee Says USPS Becoming Corporate Stooge By Peter Fricke – March 21, 2015 A former postal worker is alleging that preferential treatment of Amazon packages by the United State Postal Service is part of a larger trend toward valuing corporate partners over regular citizens. In an article for AlterNet, Paul Barbot, a career postal…

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