The Ups and Downs of Productivity

Blame it on the rain. Or the heat, or the snow. Weather, it seems, has an impact on the U.S. Postal Service’s productivity. Geographic regions with extreme climate – other things being equal – have lower productivity than moderate climate regions.

Climate isn’t the only regional factor. Cost of living and terrain ruggedness also have an impact on the productivity in a region.

 

Digging Deeper on Mail Mix Study

We know that having a variety of mail in the mailbox boosts ad mail’s effectiveness. And our recent research on the mail mix showed that.

But we don’t necessarily know why. That was one of the many questions raised and discussed by a panel of experts and about 50 attendees at our recent forum on the study, Advertising Mail: Mail Mix Matters.

 

Bells and Whistleblowers

The Inspector General (IG) community just added a new bell and whistle to its Oversight.gov website – a whistleblower resource page. The page was launched last week, in conjunction with National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

 

Opioid Case Recovery

Most of the funds the U.S. Postal Service spends in workers’ compensation-related costs each year are legit. However, if medical providers or companies choose to profit illegally, look out. Our office, sometimes in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, will hold them responsible.

 

No Holds Barred – Or Missed

You may not have heard the term advance electronic data (AED), but that’s likely to change with the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act in place. AED, which includes information about a package’s content, is an important component in ensuring the security of packages coming into the United States through the international mail system.

 

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Recent Comments

  • 4 days 5 hours ago
    Maybe, but then again the carrier might be on one of his two 10 minute breaks or his 30 minute lunch and your location is the point he takes one of those breaks at. In any case he has a GPS tracker...
  • 4 days 15 hours ago
    It already has that capability. A year ago or so that alert function was enabled for a week or so. Meanwhile 10% or so parcels are mis-coded so that the printed address doesn't match the address...

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