• Project Title:
  • Capping Review - Consolidation of Mail for Network Distribution Centers
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2018

Is USPS Efficiently and Cost-Effectively Consolidating Mail at Their CDFs?

The Postal Service has 21 network distribution centers (NDCs), which consolidate mail processing and dispatch to increase operational efficiency. At 19 of the NDCs, there are Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors that provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Election
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2018

Is the Postal Service Ready for the 2018 Midterm Election?

The Postal Service plays a role in the American democratic process by processing and delivering election and political mail through its network of 227 mail processing facilities. Election mail includes official items such as voter registration requests and absentee or mail-in ballots.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2018

Does USPS Have an Effective Process to Monitor Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts?

A domestic end product is a product mined or produced in the United States or a product whose component costs are more than 50 percent procured within the United States. When purchasing supplies, the U. S. Postal Service must evaluate proposals offering other than domestic end products.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Customer Retail Experience
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2018

How Important is the Customer Experience?

With its vast network of post offices, the Postal Service has the largest retail network in the country, spanning over 31,000 locations. The experience at retail locations can significantly affect a customer’s view of the Postal Service and likelihood to use it again in the future.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicles
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • April 2018

What is Your Experience with the Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicles?

The Postal Service primarily uses the Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive (LHD) minivan on routes that do not require curbside delivery. The minivans are also used to perform delivery and collection roles not suited for larger vehicles. In addition, the replacement Extended Capacity LHD Delivery vehicles would have extra cargo capacity to meet the need of recent package volume growth.

 

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