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Upcoming Audit Work

Below is a list of some of our recently announced audit projects with the estimated release dates. If you have knowledge or experience related to any of these topics, we encourage you to get in touch with us via the link provided in the project description. Please note, the titles of these projects may change during the course of the audit and have a different name when the audit is issued.

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Fleet Modernization – Electric Vehicle & Charging Infrastructure Incentives

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The Postal Service is investing $9.6 billion to install modern charging infrastructure at hundreds of facilities; electrify delivery vehicles; and modernize mail delivery by creating an efficient network to reach its 163 million delivery locations across the country and strengthen the sustainability of its critical public service. As $3 billion of this investment stems from congressional funding, it is essential for the Postal Service to capture cost-savings. Our objective is to determine if the Postal Service is participating in incentive programs related to its electric vehicles and requisite charging infrastructure. If not, identify opportunities for participation and associated cost savings.

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Service Performance During the FY 2024 Peak Mailing Season

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The Postal Service developed Fiscal Year 2024 peak season preparedness initiatives to build upon the successes it had during prior peak seasons. The Postal Service’s initiatives spanned multiple functions, including processing and distribution, logistics, retail, and delivery operations. Our objective is to evaluate the Postal Service’s performance during the fiscal year (FY) 2024 peak mailing season and the implementation of its peak mailing season preparedness plan.

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Service Performance of the New Sorting and Delivery Center in Binghamton, NY

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Under Delivering for America, the Postal Service is targeting key markets where they can aggregate delivery units into fewer, larger, centrally located Sorting and Delivery Centers (S&DCs), to provide faster and more reliable mail and package delivery over a greater geographic area. The Postal Service plans to deploy over 400 new S&DCs in the next few years, with 18 conversions being implemented in January and February 2024. The objective of this audit is to evaluate service performance before and after implementation of the new Binghamton, NY S&DC – which will occur as part of the February 2024 conversions.

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Effectiveness of the New Regional Processing and Distribution Center in Richmond, VA

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Under Delivering for America, the Postal Service is redesigning its legacy network to create a best-in-class mail and package processing network. Central to this redesign is the creation of approximately 60 Regional Processing and Distribution Centers (RPDC) to consolidate mail processing operations and create fewer points in their transportation networks. The Richmond, VA RPDC opened in August of 2023, centralizing outgoing mail and package processing in the greater Richmond metropolitan area. The objective of this audit is to assess the operational impacts related to the launch of this RPDC and identify successes, opportunities, and lessons learned.

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Postal Service Hiring Practices

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In September 2019, the Postal Service adopted a new centralized hiring process. The goals of this initiative include shortening the time for extending job offers and getting applicants on the rolls, as well as eliminating interviews for most bargaining positions. The Human Resources Shared Service Center is the central processing center for these hiring activities, in coordination with district human resources personnel. Our objective is to assess the Postal Service’s hiring practices for bargaining employees (excluding peak season hires), specifically for mail handlers, clerks, city carriers, and rural carriers.