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  • Project Title:
  • Mail Processing Variance Model
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2017

The U. S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of operations required to sort and distribute mail for dispatch and eventual delivery.

The Postal Service calculates productivity for its various mail processing operations using the Mail Processing Variance Model. Mail processing variance data includes actual versus targeted productivity at the national and site specific levels and can be used to identify savings opportunities.

We plan to determine if the Postal Service effectively uses the Mail Processing Variance Model to increase mail processing productivity.

  • How effectively does the Postal Service use the Mail Processing Variance Model to increase mail processing productivity?
  • If targeted mail processing productivity is not achieved at specific sites, what are the consequences and actions taken to ensure improvement?
  • What ideas do you have to improve the Mail Processing Productivity Model?

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  • anon

    Of the 4 previous comments I agree most strongly with Potter. My own comment, the distance from not worth thinking about to not worth doing is not much. Employees need Service talks with info content. "Good job yesterday. Breaks are 15 minutes. There are 4 time card punches, begin tour, out to lunch, in from lunch and end tour. Have a good day and work safe," as a standard service talk is a waste of breath.

    Dec 11, 2016
  • anon

    Proper training plays a significant part in processing the mail efficiently and effectively. Management being aware of their employees strengths and weaknesses and moving them accordingly also aids in the processing and flow of the mail. Mail doesn't move and isn't processed without collective bargaining employees and sometimes listening instead of dictating can make a world of difference.

    Dec 10, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you. We appreciate your response. With regards to mail processing training, do you think it would be beneficial to keep Function 1 employees informed about Mail Processing Variance targets when stressing the importance of efficient and effective mail processing?

    Dec 22, 2016
  • anon

    So several years ago, the PO calculated how much money they would save by closing HUNDREDS, of processing plants across the country, to the objection of the APWU, NPMHU, NALC, etc. NOW, we can't process the mail, in a timely manner. Does it make since to ANYONE out there that in GID alone, there were 10 plants. The PTB decided that they could close 7, and maintain current levels of processing. CLOSE the Elephant Plaza, THAT will save the PO alone. They are bureaucrats, that have NOTHING to do with processing the mail.

    Dec 09, 2016
  • anon

    I am located in Hungary, Europe. I was sent a parcel from South Carolina. From South Carolina it was transported to Florida, and from Florida across the whole continent to California! You guys were transporting this mail CONSEQUENTLY in the WRONG direction. Right now in LA, it's possibly at the farthest point from the destination (not counting Hawaii, buy you can still try!). You successfully transported it over 2500 miles farther and farther from the destination. Hope this is not what you call efficiency?

    Dec 09, 2016
  • anon

    i have a traking email stuck on your form with verifacation of mail fraud issues by the pentagon. can you please have your it retrieve it as complete and buck it up tp the office of the inspector general, i am on record phil,intercourse thelma knight investigators.

    Dec 08, 2016

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