• Project Title:
  • Delayed Mail at the Denver P&DC
  • Start Date:
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • December 2018

Have You Been Affected by Delayed Mail at the Denver P&DC?

The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect Postal Service customers and harm the organization's brand. 

Since October 1, 2017, delayed mail at the Denver Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) increased by about 48 percent compared to the prior year. 

 
  • Project Title:
  • Effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service's maintenance optimization initiative in the Southern Area
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • November 2018

Is the Postal Service Saving Maintenance Workhours as Planned?

The Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan - Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to 2021 outlines an initiative to evaluate, right-size, and equip the mail-processing infrastructure and transportation networks to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability against standards. One component of the mail-processing infrastructure is building and plant equipment maintenance.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Effectiveness of the HCR Reduction Initiative
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • November 2018

How Successful is USPS in Reducing the Need for Highway Contract Routes?

The Postal Service uses supplier-operated Highway Contract Route (HCR) routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points. In FY 2017, the Postal Service spent about $4 billion for about 13,500 HCRs routes.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Baltimore P&DC Physical and Environmental Site Security Review
  • Start Date:
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • September 2018

Is USPS management maintaining appropriate security over IT at Baltimore P&DC?

The Postal Service’s mail processing resources, information technology network, and transportation infrastructure delivers mail to every residential and business address in the country. The mail processing resources include facilities, equipment, and systems used to process, transfer, and store data for vital business operations.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Facility Condition Reviews - Plants
  • Start Date:
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • December 2018

How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?

The Postal Service has over 300 processing plants where more than 150 billion pieces of mail are sorted each year. The OIG has recently conducted a series of audits on facility conditions at retail facilities and is now looking at processing facilities nationwide. The safety, security and cleanliness of these facilities is essential to the employees and customers at these locations.