USPS OIG: Overtime Overload

This sounds like a math problem on a standardized test: If the amount of mail processed in fiscal year (FY) 2018 declined by 5 billion pieces and total number of workers used to process mail declined by 5,000 career employees (with workhours also dropping by 4.3 million), how much did overtime costs decrease? Answer: They…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Overtime

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s management of mail processing overtime during fiscal year (FY) 2018. The Postal Service had a goal to reduce mail processing staffing costs by about $130.5 million in FY 2018. While the Postal Service uses overtime to provide flexibility and meet its operational requirements,…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – Barrington Station, Los Angeles, CA

This report presents the results of our audit to assess mail delivery on selected routes at the Barrington Station, Los Angeles, CA. The Barrington Station is in Los Angeles, CA in the Los Angeles District of the Pacific Area. We conducted the audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential operational…

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APWU: New Benefits Secured for Postal Support Employees (PSEs)

Web News Article #: 73-2018 07/26/2018 – In the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the US Postal Service, the parties established a “Workforce Benefits, Employment Opportunities, Training and Education Fund.” The purpose of the fund was to provide for the Postal Service’s share of health insurance benefits to PSEs and to provide…

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Questions on Details to higher level bargaining unit positions

We are in a conflict between PS-6 Clerks, PS-7 Expediters and Lead Clerks. It’s been happening too often lately that management puts up so called back up Clerks (PS-6) to the detail PS -7 position of either an Expediter or Lead clerk.  Their goal is to cut the PS-7 overtime hours but our goals are to protect PS-7…

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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 Report: City Carriers Returning After 6 P.M. ― Bay Valley District

Background Strong consumer demand for goods purchased over the Internet has driven growth in the package market despite otherwise declining mail volume. This growing package segment provides the U.S. Postal Service an opportunity to expand services and increase revenue. With this growth, city carriers and non-career city carrier assistants (CCA) are now delivering more packages…

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OIG Report: Management of Electronic Technicians’ Overtime at the Madison P&DC

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses overtime to provide flexibility and meet operational requirements. Overtime is a premium that nonmanagement employees receive for work performed in excess of 8 paid hours in a day or 40 paid hours in a week. Penalty overtime is paid at two times the hourly rate when an employee works…

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