• Project Title:
  • Business Customer Retention Strategies
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • February 2018

Are you a valued small business customer?

Small businesses make up the bulk of USPS’s business customers. And, while they might not generate the revenues of the largest USPS business customers, they represent one of the best opportunities for growth.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Maintenance Optimization - Northeast Area
  • Start Date:
  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2018

Is the Northeast Area reducing building and plant maintenance expenses as planned?

The U.S. Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan ― Fiscal Year 2017 to 2021 outlines a maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in order to reduce operating expenses. The operations include activities related to maintaining buildings and plant equipment.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Voyager eFleet Credit Card - Great Lakes Area
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • December 2017

Can the Fleet Credit Card Program Be Better Managed?

The U.S. Postal Service operates one of the largest vehicle fleets in the United States, with over 228,000 vehicles in FY 2016 used primarily to deliver and collect mail. The Postal Service assigns each vehicle a fleet credit card for fuel and minor maintenance services. 

 
  • Project Title:
  • Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2018

Does the USPS have an effective program for scanning containers and trailers for product visibility?

In fiscal year 2017, we estimate the U.S. Postal Service will spend about $5.0 billion on surface transportation. The Postal Service’s Scanning Visibility (SV) program is used to track mail within the surface transportation network. Postal Service personnel scan the mail about 6 times; while preparing it for shipment and arrival at its destination.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Mail Processing Facilities Staffing
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • February 2018

Are the Postal Service’s mail processing facilities optimally staffed?

The Postal Service uses a staff modeling tool called the Function 1 Scheduler to determine optimum staffing levels at mail processing facilities. The tool utilizes data inputs such as mail volumes, types of mail processing machines, transportation arrival and departure times, and mail processing productivities.