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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Postal Service paid $84M last year for property damage and injuries

By Susan Campbell – November 2, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Karen Hart’s front porch is dotted with little holes. “We didn’t know where they were coming from!” Hart said. The thousands of holes have caused the wood to split, according to Hart. Contractors estimate the cost to repair the porch is about $5,000. “It…

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USPS Using VR to Train Drivers

October 26, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment. The USPS, which implemented the program in 2015, has seen a 7% reduction in accidents in New York and has reduced…

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