• Project Title:
  • Incident Detection and Response Capability
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2020

Does USPS Have the Cyber Incident Response Capability to Effectively Address Threats?

Effective remediation of cybersecurity events is critical to the integrity of Postal Service systems and to enabling the goals of uninterrupted service delivery, preservation of consumer trust, compliance with regulations and standards, and the retention of a competitive position in the digital marketplace.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Expedited Packaging Supplies Program Costs
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2020

Does USPS's Expedited Packaging Supplies Program Effectively Increase Revenues and Manage Costs?

The Postal Service provides packaging supplies for its domestic and international Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail products at no additional cost. Free packaging is a unique selling tool, differentiating the Postal Service from its competitors. These packaging items include boxes and envelopes, as well as a range of pressure sensitive labels and decals. 

 
  • Project Title:
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service National Forensic Laboratory Services
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2020

How does the U.S. Postal Inspection Service National Forensic Laboratory Services Safeguard Evidence?

The Postal Inspection Service maintains a National Forensic Laboratory, which has forensic scientists, analysts, and contractors assisting postal inspectors in identifying, apprehending, prosecuting, and convicting individuals responsible for postal-related crimes.

 
  • Project Title:
  • International Mail Indemnity Claim Costs
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2020

Could USPS Improve How it Manages Costs for International Mail Insurance Payouts?

The Postal Service offers insurance against loss or damage when shipping packages. Some products, like Priority Mail International and Priority Mail Express International, include insurance in their postage price. Customers can choose to purchase up to $5,000 in additional coverage for a fee.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Leased Facility Maintenance
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • February 2020

How Effective is USPS in Recovering Maintenance and Repair Costs Incurred at Leased Facilities?

Landlords have a duty to ensure buildings they rent are in good condition. The responsibilities are usually outlined and agreed upon when a renter enters into a lease agreement. The Postal Service operates more than 20,000 post offices and processing plants at leased facilities.

 

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