• 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.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Service Performance Impacts in Mail Processing
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2020

What are Causes of Untimely Processed and Transported Mail and What is the Impact on Delivery?

To send mail from one location to another, the Postal Service generally has to collect, process, transport, and deliver the mail. These functions are interdependent and the Postal Service has timelines for moving mail from one function to the next. These timelines help the Postal Service process, transport, and deliver mail to meet its service standards.

 
  • Project Title:
  • U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Operational Efficiency
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2020

Can the Postal Service Standardize its Mail Processing Operations?

While package volume has increased over the past few years for the Postal Service, overall mail volume has been declining. To address these declines, the Postal Service launched several strategic initiatives to improve its processing network including: 

    - A revision of First-Class Mail standards;

    - Consolidation of operations to address declining mail volume;