USPS OIG: Northeast Area Site Security Review

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service established and implemented effective environmental and physical security controls according to Postal Service policy at the [redacted] Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service has the mail processing resources, information technology (IT) network, and transportation infrastructure to deliver mail to every residential and…

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USPS OIG: No Sale Transactions – Bloomfield, NJ, Main Office

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sale Transactions – Bloomfield, NJ, Main Office, which is in the Northern New Jersey District of the Northeast Area. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations. Read full report Source:…

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USPS OIG Report: No Sale Transactions – Brooklyn, NY, New Lots Station

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sales Transactions – Brooklyn, NY, New Lots Station. The Brooklyn New Lots Station is in the Triboro District of the Northeast Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service…

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USPS OIG: The Importance of Planned Maintenance

In its five-year strategic plan, the U.S. Postal Service emphasizes the importance of regularly maintaining its facilities. In fact, it outlines an initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices to reduce operating expenses. However, the Postal Service only established and tracked maintenance optimization planned savings at the national level and not…

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USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Optimization – Northeast Area

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s maintenance optimization initiative in the Northeast Area. The Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan – Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to 2021 outlines its maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in…

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USPS OIG: Is the Northeast Area reducing maintenance expenses as planned?

Project Title: Maintenance Optimization – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2018 The U.S. Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan ― Fiscal Year 2017 to 2021 outlines a maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in order to reduce operating…

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USPS OIG Report: Management of Overtime in the Northeast Area

Background Overtime pay is a premium that the U.S. Postal Service pays its non-management employees. It is paid at one and one-half times the employee’s hourly rate for work performed in excess of eight paid hours a day or 40 paid hours a week. In addition to overtime pay, employees may be eligible for penalty…

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OIG Asks: What’s your experience with First-Class Mail in the Northeast Area?

Project Title: First-Class Mail Service Performance Measurement – Northeast Area Start Date: Monday, August 14, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2018 First-Class Mail on-time service performance scores have declined since the Postal Service began consolidating mail processing facilities in June 2012. The Northeast Area, which spans from New York to Maine and includes Puerto…

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