USPS OIG Report: Effectiveness of the New Regional Processing and Distribution Center in Richmond, VA

Background The U.S. Postal Service is redesigning its processing network with the goal of creating a best-in-class mail and package processing network as part of its 10-year strategic Delivering for America plan. The Postal Service plans to create a modernized network based around Regional Processing and Distribution Centers (RP&DC), local processing centers, and sorting and…

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USPS OIG Report: Effectiveness of Planning Mail Capacity on Air Transportation

Background As part of its Delivering for America 10-year strategic plan, dated March 2021, the U.S. Postal Service plans to capitalize on the strength of its surface network and lower costs by reducing its reliance on air transportation. However, the Postal Service spent about $3.5 billion on air transportation costs in fiscal year (FY) 2022,…

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USPS CFO reports on FY 2021 results (video)

December 3, 2021 USPS reported mixed results for fiscal year 2021, but fully enacting the Delivering for America plan will help put the organization back in the black, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett says in his latest “Dollars and Change” video. For fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021), total revenue was $77.1 billion,…

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USPS OIG: By Land and Air

For some businesses, transportation is a simple matter, getting things from point A to point B, or maybe even getting things from point A to points B, C, and D. For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a different level of complexity altogether. Using both contractors and postal-owned transportation, the Postal Service manages an average daily…

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USPS OIG Report: Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s efforts to reduce transportation costs of Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) in the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) network. The MTESC network is a nationwide network of 14 contractor-operated facilities. MTESC facilities process, repair, store, and distribute MTE (containers, sacks, trays, flat tubs, sleeves, and pallets)…

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USPS OIG Report: What’s Driving Postal Transportation Costs?

The Postal Service’s transportation costs have increased over the last 10 years, despite an overall decline in mail volume and the relaxation of First-Class Mail service standards. Nearly 40 percent of the increase cannot be explained by changes in mail volume and transportation-related inputs alone. While costs in general are expected to increase over time…

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Postal Service could save $400 million on cheap gas

By Andy Medici – May 11, 2015 The Postal Service has saved about $200 million so far this fiscal year as gas prices remain lower than expected, according to the agency. Joseph Corbett, the chief financial officer at the Postal Service, said in a conference call with reporters May 8 that if the low gas…

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