USPS OIG Report: Effectiveness of Efforts to Reduce Non-Career Employee Turnover

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in reducing non-career employee turnover and evaluate underlying reasons for non-career employee turnover. The Postal Service hires non-career employees to supplement its regular workforce and reduce staffing costs. Non-career employees are temporary workers who do not receive the same employee benefits as career employees, are…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Overtime

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s management of mail processing overtime during fiscal year (FY) 2018. The Postal Service had a goal to reduce mail processing staffing costs by about $130.5 million in FY 2018. While the Postal Service uses overtime to provide flexibility and meet its operational requirements,…

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USPS OIG Report: Flats Sequencing System Performance – Capital Metro Area

Objective Our objective was to evaluate Flats Sequencing System (FSS) performance in the Capital Metro Area. In October 2008, the U.S. Postal Service began nationwide deployment of 100 FSS machines to sort flat-shaped mail (flats) such as large envelopes, newspapers, catalogs, and magazines into letter carrier delivery order. The Postal Service completed FSS deployment in…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Facilities Staffing

Objective Our objective was to determine if U.S. Postal Service mail processing facilities are optimally staffed based on its use of the Function 1 (F1) Scheduler. The F1 Scheduler is a modeling tool the Postal Service uses at 265 mail processing facilities nationwide to create job assignments for mail processing operations by employee labor code….

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USPS OIG Report: Use of the Run Plan Generator

Background The U.S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of activities required to sort and distribute mail for delivery. The Run Plan Generator (RPG) is a software application used by processing facilities to optimize machine usage and operational efficiency. The RPG combines site-specific mail processing machines,…

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APWU: Three New Signoffs in the Clerk Craft

Web News Article #: 157-2016 07/29/2016 – APWU Clerk Craft officers and the Postal Service signed three documents on July 29: They agreed to a new set of Questions & Answers on the POStPlan, Filling Residual Vacancies, and Travel; signed a Step 4 Settlement on Postal Support Employees (PSEs) staffing Level 4 RMPOs (Remotely Managed…

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