USPS OIG Report: Timecard Administration Follow-Up

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) as the primary application to collect employee time and attendance data to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various Postal Service operations. This was a follow-up to our Timecard Administration audit issued December 9, 2020. In the prior audit we…

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APWU: MDD/MIO Timekeeping and Hyper Electronic Badge Reader (HEBR)

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 Subject: Fwd: MDD/MIO Timekeeping and Hyper Electronic Badge Reader (HEBR) We have requested a meeting on the attached notification and will be actively involved in discussions on this matter. We will share more information at a later date. The APWU brought forward a proposal in negotiations…

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APWU: Lead Clerk and TACS Settlements are Final and Binding – Compliance is Mandatory

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Subject: Lead Clerk and TACS and Directive to the Field that Settlements are Final and Binding with Mandatory Compliance SETTLEMENTS ARE FINAL AND BINDING- COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY Please refer to the July 16, 2021 signoff from the USPS Vice Presidents (first attachment). I commend the USPS…

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USPS promotes good work attendance (aka Postal Attendance Terrorism)

The Postal Service is reemphasizing the importance of good work attendance in a new informational campaign. The campaign centers on this message: While it is vitally important for employees to stay home when they are ill, it is equally important — for the organization’s success — to have employees report on time for their assigned…

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USPS OIG: How does your job keep track of your time?

We all know that some days time goes fast, and other days, it’s slow. But when you work in a postal facility, the relative nature of time isn’t important; it’s the time you actually worked. How does the Postal Service keep track of its workers’ time on the job? Postal employees swipe their identification cards…

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USPS OIG Report: Timecard Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess whether timecard adjustments were made in accordance with Postal Service policy and to assess enhancements to the timecard system. Our fieldwork began before the president of the United States issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on March 13, 2020. The results of this…

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USPS OIG Report: Assessment of Overtime Activity

Objectives Our objective was to assess Postal Service controls over managing overtime. Overtime pay is a premium that eligible employees receive when they perform work in excess of eight paid hours in a day, or 40 paid hours in a week. Per union contracts, regular overtime is paid at one and one-half times an employee’s…

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USPS OIG: Have You Had Timecard Issues Related to Disallowed Time or Time Charged to Wrong Code?

Project Title: Timecard Administration Start Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2020 The Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various post office operations. Employees record the time and operations they work by swiping electronic timecards on an electronic…

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