USPS: Staying safe during public demonstrations

The Postal Service is reminding employees to stay safe during public demonstrations. The security of employees, facilities, vehicles and the U.S. Mail is important to the organization and the Postal Inspection Service. Vigilance is especially important during times like these, where large numbers of people may be in the streets, in front of buildings and…

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USPS OIG: Maintenance, Safety, and Security Problems at Postal Facilities

The health and safety of U.S. Postal Service employees and customers is a priority. Over the past few years, our office has done a series of audits to determine if USPS management is adhering to building safety, maintenance, and security standards at its facilities. Last spring, we issued an audit report that capped our reviews…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Delivering Protection to Every Address in America

Last year, the United States Postal Service® delivered over 146 billion pieces of mail to almost 159 million addresses. Who protects all this mail, the network of employees who deliver it, and the customers who receive it? The United States Postal Inspection Service® does. The Postal Inspection Service traces its history to August 7, 1775,…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Facilities Condition Reviews

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Postal Service had 286 mail processing facilities with over 70 million interior square feet. Between October 2010 and February 2018, mail processing facilities generated more than 46,000 maintenance requests and incurred over $876 million in maintenance costs. The Postal Service is obligated, by both internal policies and federal…

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How can my local union participate in the OSHA post-inspection process?

“An OSHA inspection can be an important tool to make your workplace safer. Workers have the right to participate in the post-inspection process.” Source: APWU

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OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Inbound International Mail Operations

This management alert presents the results of our review of Inbound International Mail Operations – [Redacted] and nearby offsite facilities. We are issuing this alert to facilitate immediate corrective actions regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to fulfill the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s advanced electronic data-based holds for inbound international mail. These issues present…

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Postal Bulletin: Stay Alert — School is Back in Session

August is the beginning of the new school year for many students. This means an increase in the number of pedestrians crossing streets and sidewalks as children walk to and from school or wait for school buses. Drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid accidents and keep our children safe by staying alert and…

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