NALC’s statement on OMB’s proposal to privatize the Postal Service

June 21, 2018 NALC President Fredric Rolando criticized the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service, which was released today. “This report takes direct aim at numerous agencies including USPS under the guise of reforming and restructuring for the 21st century,” President Rolando said. “The White…

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Statement by APWU President Dimondstein on White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service

Web News Article #: 59-2018 06/21/2018 – The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Furthermore, the White House plan is…

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USPS statement on Trump administration proposal to reorganize some federal agencies

The Postal Service has issued a statement regarding a Trump administration proposal to reorganize some federal agencies. The proposal, part of a report the administration released June 21, recommends restructuring and possibly privatizing USPS. “The consistent position of the Postal Service has been that our flawed business model is the root cause of our financial…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Sarasota Contract Postal Unit

Background The objective of this audit was to determine whether internal controls were in place and effective over the management of the Gold Tree Contract Postal Unit (CPU) by the Sarasota, FL, Main Post Office. The OIG uses data analytics to evaluate the Postal Service’s financial information. Host Administrative Offices (HAO) are required to conduct…

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Postal Fleet Services rolls out SmartDrive video system

By Aaron Huff – July 25, 2017 SmartDrive Systems announced that Postal Fleet Services, Inc., a major mail hauler primarily servicing the United States Postal Service, has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety system following a competitive review and pilot program. In piloting the SmartDrive program in its St. Louis, MO service area, Postal Fleet Services…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Money Orders – Kendall Green Station Contract Postal Unit

Background Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools that look at specific behaviors and patterns that are strong indicators of improper activity. From October 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016, our tripwire identified the Kendall Green Station Contract Postal Unit (CPU), Washington, D.C., reported 262 money orders,…

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USPS OIG Report: Establishing New Retail Access Points

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s retail network is larger than McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Walmart combined — with over 46,000 physical retail access points. These access points are locations where customers can purchase Postal Service products. They include traditional brick-and-mortar post offices and alternate access points such as self-service kiosks, contract postal units, community post offices,…

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