USPS OIG: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at Columbus P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to assess the management of Highway Contract Route (HCR) irregularities due to contractor failure at the Columbus Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC), in Columbus, OH. Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in arrival or departure beyond scheduled times. Late trip reason codes…

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Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Cleveland Local’s election of officers

On September 28, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the Department filed suit against the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 72 (located in Cleveland, Ohio). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s April 29, 2018 regular election of officers. The complaint alleges that the union…

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USPS hiring hundreds of local mail carriers in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana

By Ally Kraemer – February 23, 2017 CINCINNATI — The United States Post Office is hoping to hire 300 new mail carriers — and fast. “They don’t have to have any type of experience,” said Charlotte Morrow, who works for USPS customer relations. “We’ll train them, we’ll show them what the job is all about…

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USPS to develop policy for postmarking absentee ballots amid concerns about discounted ballots

By Stephanie Warsmith – November 20, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service will develop a policy on postmarking absentee ballots in light of concerns raised this week by Summit County elections officials about nearly 900 ballots discounted because they lacked postmarks. “We will be talking to the Ohio Secretary of State to reach a mutual understanding…

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Youngstown mail-processing center still processing

Vacant USPS positions can now be filled after postponement of facilities consolidation By Kalea Hall – November 9, 2015 American Postal Workers Union Local 443 President Jim Varner remains optimistic about the Youngstown mail-processing center operations. The center, located at 99 S. Walnut St., was supposed to close in July, but the closure was postponed…

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Former Gates Mills postmaster charged with stealing more than $55,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2015 The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was charged today with theft of property used by the U.S. Postal Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service —…

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