DOD awards $5 billion in delivery service contracts to FedEx, UPS and Polar Air Cargo

Press Release – April 26, 2017 U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Federal Express Corp., Memphis, Tennessee, was awarded a five-year $2,351,165,436 (estimated) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price next generation delivery service contract. This contract provides express small package delivery services for international shipments and express and ground small package delivery services for domestic shipments. Service shall be provided for the…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Mail Processing and Transportation Operational Changes

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 noted the U.S. Postal Service had more facilities than it needed and should streamline its network to eliminate excess costs. The act requires the Postal Service to prepare a strategy for rationalizing its facilities network and remove excess processing capacity and space. In 2011, the Postal…

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APWU: OIG Report – Postal Service, Customers Would Suffer if Mail Processing Were Eliminated

Web News Article #: 002-2015 01/08/2015 – A little-noticed OIG report bolsters the union’s position that mail processing plants are crucial to Postal Service operations and should not be privatized. Many Americans view the Postal Service as having only two components: those who deliver mail and those who assist you at the window, the Dec….

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Zero Base Initiative, Zero Change

May 1, 2014 – (This article appears in the May-June 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) By Michael Foster, Motor Vehicle Service Division Director The Zero Base Initiative, which is the Postal Service’s new terminology for the old Breakthrough Productivity Initiative (BPI), is causing concern among many Motor Vehicle Craft union members. While…

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