• Project Title:
  • Effectiveness of Postal Service Efforts to Reduce Non-Career Employee Turnover
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

How Effective is the Postal Service in Reducing Non-career Employee Turnover?

The Postal Service hires non-career employees and temporary employees to supplement its regular workforce to help reduce staffing costs. The non-career employees earn lower wages than full time staff. The turnover rate of non-career employees is higher than the Postal Service wants.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Review of Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

How Does USPIS Manage and Document Preliminary Investigations?

The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail. 

 
  • Project Title:
  • The U.S. Postal Service's Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment
  • Start Date:
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

Are There Opportunities to Reduce Costs Within the Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers Network?

The Postal Service uses mail transport equipment (MTE) -- containers, sacks, trays, flat tubs, sleeves, and pallets -- during processing or to transport mail between USPS facilities, customers, or contractors.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Oversight of the U.S. Postal Service Uniform Allowance Program
  • Start Date:
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

Is the Postal Service Effectively Managing the Postal Uniform Allowance Program?

Using the Uniform Allowance Program enables the Postal Service to simplify the purchasing process for its 300,000 plus employees. Eligible postal employees receive a Uniform Allowance Purchase Card to purchase authorized uniforms items from a licensed Postal Service uniform vendor, costing the Postal Service about $70 million annually.

 
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  • Project Title:
  • Postal Vehicle Service Zero Base Reviews
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

Is USPS Effectively Managing the Postal Vehicle Service Zero Base Reviews?

The Postal Service has one of the largest transportation and logistics networks in the world, transporting mail and equipment between processing and distribution centers (P&DCs), post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. The Postal Service is also one of the largest consumers of fuel in the United States.

 

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