Archive for August 6th, 2013

Start Using Intelligent Mail Tray Labels Now

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 6th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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No customers takes part in sample showcase USPS market test

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In accordance with Commission Order No. 699, issued on March 18, 2011, the Postal Service hereby reports that there was no Sample Showcase mailing during Fiscal Year 2013, Quarter 3. Thus, there are no volume, revenue, and cost data for Sample Showcase boxes mailed at both Parcel Select rates and the alternative per-piece charge to report.

via No customers takes part in sample showcase USPS market test.

At least it will be easy to analyze this data….

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 6th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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Postal Service IT contract oversight deficient, says IG – FierceGovernmentIT

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The Postal Services’ Enterprise Technology Services Program, which was instituted in October 2009, competes the task orders of four IT services contracts and improves on USPS’s non-competitive, predecessor the Preferred Portfolio Partnering program.

However, a recent inspector general report questions USPS oversight of the program.The Postal Service has no system to track and measure task order competition within the program, finds a July 18 inspector general report.

“Personnel are required to code every ETS task order as competitive in the Contract Authoring Management System CAMS because the contracts were competitively awarded,” write report authors. “However, the task orders may be further competed if it is in the best interests of the Postal Service.”Without tracking the Postal Service can’t measure task order competition or identify areas for improvement, says the report.

Fifty-nine percent of task orders under the program in fiscal years 2011 and 2012–worth $71.5 million–had no justification document explaining why they were awarded without further competition, says the report. And 14 percent of justifications–totally $5.7 million–did not document a formal management review and approval process.

via Postal Service IT contract oversight deficient, says IG – FierceGovernmentIT.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 6th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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