Buffalo VMF hiring three career automotive technicians

The USPS Buffalo vehicle maintenance facility located at 1200 William Street is hiring three career automotive technicians. The scheduled work hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. with an average 40-hour work week. Starting pay for a career automotive technician is $44,525 annually with benefits that include health and life insurance,…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Tire Usage and Failures

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) tire usage and failures for 7-to 11-ton PVS vehicles. The Postal Service maintains two tire contracts for all PVS fleet vehicles: the [redacted] contract to purchase new tires and the [redacted] Company contract to purchase retreaded tires. These contracts were valued at…

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USPS: Employees get Carol Stream VMF in tip-top shape

The Carol Stream, IL, Vehicle Maintenance Facility looks — and functions — better than ever these days. Employees recently cleaned the shop from top to bottom and reorganized the equipment, supplies and other materials to make them easier to find. “Before you might have an oil can here one day, and the next day it’s…

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USPS OIG Report: Management of VMF Undistributed Labor – Capital Metro and Great Lakes

Objective Our objective was to assess the controls over the management of mechanic undistributed labor in the Capital Metro and Great Lakes Areas. The Postal Service defines undistributed labor as mechanic and garagemen work order hours that are less than the actual paid hours. The target variance between these metrics is +/- 3 percent of…

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How Can Undistributed Labor Time and Cost be Better Managed in VMFs?

Project Title: Management of Vehicle Maintenance Facility Undistributed Labor – Capital Metro and Great Lakes Areas Start Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: June 2018 Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) workload management procedures were developed to maintain vehicles in a mechanically reliable, safe, and clean condition and to ensure vehicles are available for…

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USPS: VMF leadership program introduced

The Postal Service’s Fleet Management team unveiled a new leadership development program for Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) managers and supervisors Oct. 1. The 1-year program is designed for employees looking to improve in their current position and advance their careers in fleet management. “The Fleet Leadership Development program is an opportunity for employees to expand…

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USPS: Driven employee accelerates into VMF mechanic job

When Andrew Carson joined the Postal Service in 2011, he never expected that he’d one day become a top mechanic at the Columbia, SC, Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF). “At that time, I didn’t know what a VMF was,” he said. Carson was hired as a casual mail handler. He later applied for a job as…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Shuttling-Northeast Region

Background Shuttling is the scheduled movement of vehicles from a Post Office to a vehicle maintenance facility (VMF) or commercial vendor for maintenance. VMF managers decide whether to use Postal Service employees or commercial vendors for shuttling services. Shuttling labor costs are tracked through the Solution for Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) system. During fiscal years…

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