USPS OIG Report: Repair and Maintenance of Package Sorting Machines at Delivery Units

Background In November 2014, the Postal¬†Service deployed the Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS), which automated the sorting of smaller packages in delivery units and small processing and distribution centers. Further, in 2021, as part of the 10-year Delivering for America Plan, the Postal¬†Service kept its commitment to accelerate investments in new package sorting equipment to…

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NPMHU Appeals USPS Craft Determination of Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS) and Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS)

December 6, 2022 Please find linked, copies of two separate appeals recently filed by the NPMHU to challenge the Postal Service‚Äôs November 14, 2022 determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS) and Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS). These machines have been deployed in facilities throughout the country and are…

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NPMHU: Craft Determination, Single Induction Process Sorter (SIPS), Small Delivery unit Sorter (SDUS)

November 17, 2022 We enclose a copy of a November 14, 2022 letter, just received in the National Office, that sets forth the Postal Service‚Äôs determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS) and the Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS). The SIPS and SDUS are currently deployed throughout the country…

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USPS: Chicago station gets new sorting machine

November 3, 2022 The Postal Service is continuing to install state-of-the-art package sorting machines, part of the Delivering for America plan to modernize the organization. The small delivery unit sorter, also called an SDUS, can process 2,000 packages, weighing up to 30 pounds each, an hour. These machines process packages 12 times faster than manual…

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Information on ADUS/SDUS work for APWU Clerk and Maintenance Crafts

On Monday, September 19, 2022, Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> wrote: To all APWU family, On Saturday, 9/17/22 Director Lamont Brooks shared a notification concerning the USPS plan to deploy additional SDUS machines to various facilities (copy attached). In addition to the information please find below an attached information on SDUS Distribution Clerk Position. We were notified…

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APWU Receives Notification USPS is Planning to Deploy Additional SDUS to Various Facilities

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Date: September 17, 2022 Subject: Fwd: Notification GCCC20220329 USPS Planning to Deploy Additional SDUS to Various Facilities Throughout the Country Please disseminate to the field. Please contact your respective Clerk NBA RI-399 representative or Clerk Assistant Lynn Pallas-Barber in the event you need further assistance. I have assigned Lynn Pallas-Barber as…

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APWU: Arbitrator Sharnoff Issues National-Level Award on ADUS Craft Jurisdiction

September 9, 2022 On September 1, 2022 Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued his latest national-level RI-399 award, this one concerning the Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS). The ADUS award was the last in a series of four RI-399 craft jurisdiction awards that the APWU, NPMHU (Mail Handlers Union) and the Postal Service had presented at…

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APWU: Deployment of SDUS – Some Delivery Units Will Not Receive the Equipment

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Subject: Notification No. GCCC20210273 Further Reference to Deployment of SDUS – Some Delivery Units Will Not Receive the Equipment Please disseminate to the field and save a copy for future reference. Dear Mark: This is in further reference to the Postal Service’s February 12 correspondence concerning…

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