USPS, DMV pilot program in California will continue until October 2022

July 6, 2022 The Postal Service has extended a pilot program that provides customers at select California Post Offices with state motor vehicles services. The pilot, which began last fall, will now continue until October 2022. Through the program, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has placed self-service kiosks in participating Post Offices in…

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APWU: USPS Connect Local pilot program expands to New York Districts

From: Sam Lisenbe <slisenbe@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 Subject: USPS Connect Local Program APWU Family, I am resending this email because the original attachment was too large to be opened by some. The attachment has been changed to a zip drive, so hopefully this rectifies the problem. Attached is a notification letter dated February…

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APWU: Temperature Screenings at Postal Facilities

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 10:50 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Temperature Screenings at Postal Facilities The APWU is continuing to make every effort ensure the safety of APWU represented employees. Part of these efforts now include the implementation of employee temperature screening. The screening equipment will first be tested…

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APWU: Injured on Duty Employees and USPS “Pilot Programs” Dispute settled

In a dispute initiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the issue was, “whether it is a violation of the National Agreement to assign injured on duty employees to perform work associated with a pilot program, experimental program, or other similar programs.” The parties agreed that, “Injured on duty employees will be assigned Clerk…

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CBP and USPS Should Assess Costs and Benefits of Using Electronic Advance Data

What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary federal agency tasked with targeting and inspecting inbound international items and seizing illegal goods, including illegal or inadmissible drugs and merchandise. As mail and express cargo arrive in the United States, both the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and express consignment operators (such as…

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OIG Report: High Throughput Package Sorter at the Denver P&DC

Background In October 2015, the U.S. Postal Service approved the purchase of a single pilot High Throughput Package Sorter (HTPS) machine for about $17 million for evaluation at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). This machine was designed to process more packages about twice as fast as current package sorters. The HTPS is…

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USPS: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pilot Project at Washington NDC in Southern MD

The U.S. Postal Service® is piloting a new way to power our material handling equipment (MHE) at the Washington National Distribution Center in southern Maryland. MHE is essential equipment for USPS® processing plants. This equipment, which includes forklifts, tow motors and pallet jacks, is used to move mail and empty equipment throughout USPS facilities. Currently,…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Postal Service Pilot Programs

Background Evolving customer needs, constant technological advancements, and growing competition are influencing the postal marketplace. The U.S. Postal Service is continuously seeking ways to improve operations, identify new products, and enhance existing services through innovation. It needs to successfully innovate to maintain and grow its position in the competitive domestic and international postal marketplace. The…

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