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: Top 10 Postal Stories of 2020

It’s that time again for our top ten postal stories of the year! While we do this every year, 2020 saw more than its fair share of important news stories about the Postal Service. Well let’s face it, it saw more than its fair share of front page news stories in general. Here’s our countdown,…

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USPS OIG: What other ways could USPS use GPS?

Many of you likely use Global Position System (GPS) on a regular basis, driving to someplace new or maybe using a GPS-driven app to avoid traffic. But did you know the Postal Service uses GPS to manage its highway transportation contracts? In 2016, the Postal Service implemented a new program, the Enterprise Transportation Analytics (ETA)…

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USPS OIG: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

While many of you may have experienced going to your local post office and picking up some free packaging — a box, envelope, or tube, maybe — you may not know that you can order the same supplies and have them delivered to your front door. Through its Expedited Packaging Supplies (EPS) Program, the U.S….

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USPS OIG: Thanking America’s Veterans

We like to take the occasion of Veterans Day to salute the military service that roughly 18 million men and women have given to our country, according to the most recent Census Bureau data. In particular, we want to recognize the veterans among our U.S. Postal Service and OIG employees. The Postal Service has historically…

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USPS OIG: A Tuck that Nips Safety and Efficiency?

USPS OIG Blog Article – October 26, 2020 Three years ago, the U.S. Postal Service began replacing 7-and 11-ton cargo vans and adding new lift gates — equipment on the rear that helps load/unload containers of mail. Transportation managers could choose between a tuck-under lift gate or a rail lift gate. The former tucks beneath…

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USPS OIG: Making Sure Every American Vote Overseas is Delivered

USPS OIG Blog – October 19, 2020 Election day is right around the corner, and a lot of attention has been focused on voting by mail here in the U.S. But did you know there are also mail-in ballots coming in from Americans overseas? Even before the pandemic, the Postal Service processed international election and…

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USPS OIG: Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle

When you buy a car, how long do you tend to keep it? A few years? Six or seven? Ten? For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a long, long time. The backbone of its delivery fleet – more than 200,000 vehicles – is the right-hand-drive Long Life Vehicle (LLV), which has an expected service life…

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