OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Dallas and New Jersey NDCs

Background Highway Contract Routes (HCR) are competitive fixed-price contracts the U.S. Postal Service awards to contractors to transport mail between post offices, network distribution centers (NDC), and other designated stops. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service spent about $3 billion for about 8,664 HCRs. The Postal Service uses 21 NDCs to increase operational…

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Inside a NJ post office: How your holiday mail gets delivered on time

[maxgallery id=”43007″]By Alex Young – December 11, 2015 BELLMAWR — The United States Postal Service processing plant in Bellmawr serves as the main center for every postal delivery in South Jersey. “Think of it as the hub, and every associated post office is like the spokes,” said Ray Daiutolo Sr., Communications Programs Specialist for the…

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USPS: “Under No Circumstances” should employees be charging personal cell phones using Government Outlets and Computers

“Postal Banana Policy“ Somebody slipped on a banana peel at some post office somewhere. Response: “No one will ever eat a banana in the post office ever again.”

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Amazon Fresh grocery delivery expands to New Jersey

By Jason Del Rey – May 8, 2015 Get ready to see bright green Amazon delivery trucks in the Garden State. Amazon has quietly expanded its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery business to parts of Northern New Jersey, a check of its Amazon Fresh website found. ZIP code checks showed that Amazon is delivering groceries and…

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Twenty years later: Montclair looks back at Watchung Plaza Post Office shooting

“I think we’re in mourning,” Teresa Elliot, a commuter using the Watchung Avenue Train Station, told The Montclair Times 20 years ago this week. “It doesn’t seem real.” Elliot’s comments came just hours after a quadruple homicide in the Watchung Plaza Post Office left two postal workers, Ernest Spruill and Stanley Scott Walensky, and two…

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Parsippany to deliver Mountain Lakes mail: Carrier-route coverage transferred to offices in neighboring towns

By William Westhoven – December 14, 2014 Mountain Lakes and six other municipalities in New Jersey will have postal carrier-route coverage transferred to offices in neighboring towns as the U.S. Postal Service consolidates operations. The transfers of seven Mountain Lakes letter-carriers to work out of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Post Office likely won’t mean much to…

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USPS OIG: Suitability of Rail Transportation – New Jersey Network Distribution Center

Audit Report – NO-AR-14-013 – 09/29/2014 Background The U.S. Postal Service meets the majority of its long-distance surface transportation needs with highway transportation – known as highway contract routes (HCR). In 2013, the Postal Service spent more than $3.4 billion on HCRs and only about $43 million on rail. However, trends in the highway transportation…

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