Cracking the Federal Shipping Code

The federal government ships a considerable number of packages each year, primarily using FedEx and UPS. In fiscal year 2012, federal agencies spent almost $337 million on shipping services through General Services Administration (GSA) contracts. The U.S. Postal Service earned only $4.8 million of that revenue, or less than 2 percent, a recent Office of Inspector General audit report found.

 

Charging for a New Address?

The U.S. Postal Service adds more than 600,000 new delivery points each year, mostly in the form of new residential homes. While most new residences include cluster boxes rather than to-the-door delivery to reduce costs, delivery remains the Postal Service's largest cost center. Canada Post, which has suffered losses recently after years of profits, has introduced a $200 per address charge that it is assessing housing developers for installing community mailboxes.

 

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    I am a federal contractor and i am behalf of oig inspector gen. I would like to be part of general intelligence investigator but i cant be hire because i know all vulnerable of usps. Thank if you...
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    The USPS has gotten worst this year. I have had to pay out claims to buyers as the packages aren't scanned or they bounce around from post office to post office. I am a small time eBay seller...

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