APWU: MVS Division Resolves National Dispute on Article 32.2 Vehicle Costs

On November 23, the National MVS Craft Division came to agreement with the USPS on a class action Step-4 dispute regarding PVS Costs, case no. Q10V-4Q-C 16534585/HQTV20160326. The issue presented was whether or not the USPS violated Article 32.2 of the National Agreement when they assigned the full cost of a vehicle as a line…

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USPS OIG Report: Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of lift gates used on U.S. Postal Service cargo vans. The Postal Service owns and operates a fleet of over 227,000 vehicles. The Postal Service has 7- and 11-ton cargo vans that Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers use to transport mail between facilities and to…

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USPS OIG Report: Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance

Objective Our objective was to assess opportunities to optimize the Postal Service’s transportation network and meet service performance goals. Transportation is a core part of Postal Service operations, combining Postal Service-owned and operated assets with contractor operations. Every day a team of transportation and logistics professionals manage an average flow of over 390 million mailpieces…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the accuracy of Surface Visibility scans and reporting for Highway Contract Route (HCR) and Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) trips. This audit was requested by the Postal Service’s Surface Logistics group. The U.S. Postal Service’s surface transportation network is managed locally and transports mail and equipment to…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Tire Usage and Failures

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) tire usage and failures for 7-to 11-ton PVS vehicles. The Postal Service maintains two tire contracts for all PVS fleet vehicles: the [redacted] contract to purchase new tires and the [redacted] Company contract to purchase retreaded tires. These contracts were valued at…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Driver Overtime – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s use of overtime for Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers in the Houston District. The Postal Service has a PVS fleet to move mail between processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, and local businesses and mailers. PVS is primarily used for distances within a 50-mile…

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Is USPS efficiently managing Vehicle Operations in the Houston District?

Project Title: Postal Service Vehicle Driver Overtime-Houston District Start Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2018 The Postal Service has one of the largest transportation and logistics networks in the world, transporting mail and equipment between processing and distribution centers (P&DCs), post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch…

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OIG Report: PVS Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) fuel cost and consumption strategies. The PVS fleet moves mail between U.S. Postal Service processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, and local businesses and mailers. The usual travel distance is about a 50-mile radius of their Postal Service location. The PVS fleet currently…

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