OIG Blog: What other ways could the Postal Service improve retention of non-career employees?

January 16, 2017 Non-career employees, or temporary workers who do not receive full employee benefits and privileges, make up a significant part of the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce – about 130,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2016. The USPS uses non-career employees throughout its operations. However, turnover is a problem with temp workers, particularly for the…

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USPS seeks retirees for holiday jobs

The Postal Service is seeking recently retired employees who are interested in becoming temporary employees during this year’s holiday season. Retired employees who participated in last year’s peak season are invited to again work this year as city carrier assistants, rural carrier assistants, holiday clerk assistants, or motor vehicle operators. In addition, this year the…

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myRA, U.S. Treasury’s New Retirement Savings Option

November 5, 2015 by Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications The U.S. Treasury Department has introduced myRA, a retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to save for their retirement. Over thirty percent of all American households have no retirement savings. myRA provides a way to start saving for retirement….

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Postal Service will deliver Amazon packages on Sundays

The U.S. Postal Service will start Sunday home deliveries this week throughout Northern California, thanks to a special deal with Amazon. The online retailer, which has massive distribution centers in Patterson and Tracy, began testing Sunday deliveries in several big cities earlier this year. Apparently Amazon liked the result, because it’s expanding the service to…

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