USPS OIG Report: Service Performance of 2018 Election and Political Mail

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s performance in processing Election and Political Mail for the 2018 midterm and special elections. The Postmaster General requested this audit. We previously reviewed the Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Elections and issued a report in June 2018. Midterm and…

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USPS OIG Report: Assessment of the USPS’s Service Performance and Costs

Objective Costs for the Postal Service to process, transport, and deliver mail are outpacing its revenue and it faces considerable pressure to reduce costs without harming service. We set out to determine how service performance has trended for all mail classes and compared that performance to cost trends over the last five years. We analyzed…

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Six-day delivery resolution hits bipartisan majority in House

Legislative Update – April 26, 2019 Today, a bipartisan majority of support was reached for House Resolution 54 (H. Res. 54), which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its six-day mail delivery service. Introduced by Reps. Gerry…

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USPS OIG Report: Operational Window Change Savings

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine if the Postal Service achieved its projected savings for the Operational Window Change (OWC). On January 5, 2015, the Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail (FCM) service standards, eliminating single-piece overnight FCM service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These…

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OIG Report: Mail Processing Operations at the Roanoke P&DC

Background On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail® (FCM) service standards nationwide, eliminating single-piece overnight service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These revisions enabled the Postal Service to expand the amount of time each day that it could process mail, a change known…

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USPS OIG Blog: Names (and Prices) They Are a-Changin’

At one time, it was called Third-Class Mail. Today, it’s known as Standard Mail. In 2017, it will be called (USPS) Marketing Mail. The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a name change for Standard Mail to better signal to customers that this mail is used primarily to market a product or service. This rebranding to…

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APWU: House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

Web News Article #: 119-2016 06/09/2016 – The House Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved an amendment on June 9 to restore the USPS service standards that were in place on July 1, 2012. The amendment, which was offered by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), was adopted in a voice vote, with strong support from both Democrats and…

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APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce Service Standards

Web News Article #: 138-2015 06/29/2015 – The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards. The union filed the Petition for Review on May 29 in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals and…

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