• Project Title:
  • Postal Service Knowledge Continuity
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • April 2022

Is Critical Knowledge Lost When Employees Leave the Postal Service?

During fall 2020, the Postal Service initiated a series of phased organizational changes to improve its ability to implement strategies and drive success. As a result of these changes, a reduction-in-force occurred in affected areas for several authorized positions.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Cost and Revenue Impacts of Post Office Suspensions
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2022

Do Post Office Suspensions Affect You?

Post office operations may be suspended for the following reasons: a natural disaster; termination of a lease or rental agreement; lack of qualified personnel to operate the office; irreparable or severe damage to an office; or lack of adequate measures to safeguard the office or its revenue. A suspended facility may include post offices, stations/branches, and carrier annexes.

 
  • Project Title:
  • State of Cybersecurity
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, August 2, 2021
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2022

How Effectively is the Postal Service Addressing Cybersecurity?

The Postal Service has one of the world’s largest computer networks and one of the federal government’s most frequently visited websites at usps.com. Given its large cyber presence, USPS faces ongoing threats and challenges to data and technology systems that facilitate its core function of providing secure, reliable delivery of mail to homes and businesses.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2022

Will USPS Plan to Transfer Mail Processing Operations Between Facilities Affect You?

In April 2021, the Postal Service announced it would transfer mail processing operations out of 18 facilities to make space needed for package processing. Specifically, the Postal Service stated that due to the decline in mail volume, it will relocate or remove unnecessary sorting equipment to make space for needed package processing, with no Postal worker layoffs.  

 
  • Project Title:
  • Mail Transport Equipment
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • April 2022

Is Mail Transport Equipment Effectively Managed to Meet Needs?

Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) is a system of containers (including sacks, pouches, trays, wheeled containers, pallets, etc.) used to convey mail during processing and transportation between facilities and its customers and/or contractors. 

Our objective is to assess the Postal Service's management of the Mail Transport Equipment program.

 

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