Keeping Postal Workers Safe During the Pandemic

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on many American businesses, disrupting operations of every type and size. While the U.S. Postal Service has also been adversely affected, it continued to deliver mail and packages throughout the pandemic to every address in the nation, ensuring people receive medication and other important material every day.

But what about the safety of the 641,000 postal workers working out of 31,500 facilities across the United States?

 

The Churn and Heartburn of Employee Turn…over

Few businesses are happy when employee turnover is high. It’s usually a sign of lackluster employee engagement, and it’s expensive to hire and train new workers. Keeping an eye on employee turnover rates and what may be causing them to rise is generally a good business practice.

 

Parsing Labor Costs

By its very nature, the U.S. Postal Service is a labor-intensive organization. In fact, labor makes up three-quarter of total postal costs — or $57 billion.

Controlling these costs is essential to the long-term viability of the postal system. That’s why our latest white paper attempted to determine where labor costs are increasing, where they have shrunk, and how have they changed over the past 10 years.

 

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