Overtime Overload

This sounds like a math problem on a standardized test: If the amount of mail processed in fiscal year (FY) 2018 declined by 5 billion pieces and total number of workers used to process mail declined by 5,000 career employees (with workhours also dropping by 4.3 million), how much did overtime costs decrease?

Answer: They didn’t. Overtime costs to process mail increased by $257 million (31 percent) in FY2018 from the previous year. What happened?

 

Momentous Veterans Day Salute

This Veterans Day falls on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, when the armistice was enacted on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

Ceremonies and occasions to mark the centennial anniversary are planned nationwide, including a tolling of bells across the country at 11:00 a.m. local time on November 11.

 

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  • 2 days 16 hours ago
    Hello. Thank you for your comment. We found the costs associated with processing, transporting, and delivering mail are outpacing revenue increases. And electronic diversion is causing a decline in...
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    Hello, Tommy. Thank you for your comment. In collaboration with its stakeholders (e.g. Congress, Board of Governors), the Postal Service is looking at how to improve service performance and reduce...

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