Archive for February 17th, 2015

USPS OIG asks Congress for Fiscal 2016 budget increase for healthcare and disability fraud investigation – FierceGovernment

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The Postal Service Inspector General Office is asking Congress for $250 million for fiscal 2016, says a Feb. 11 UPS OIG budget document.

The amount represents a 2.8 percent increase over what the OIG had to spend in fiscal 2015, the document (pdf) says.

“This budget will allow the OIG to maintain our current level of support to help the Postal Service address its financial and operational challenges,” the OIG says.

via USPS OIG asks Congress for Fiscal 2016 budget increase for healthcare and disability fraud investigation – FierceGovernment.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 17th, 2015 at 11:25 pm

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Tweets from the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers during this week’s MTAC meeting via Postcom.org

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Tweets from the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers during this week’s MTAC meeting (our thanks for the magical fingers of Steve Kearney, the Alliance’s Executive Director):
>Lower fuel costs could save the USPS $300 million annually.
>CFO says OIG overestimated the market value of postal real estate. He fails to address estimation of liabilities based on record low interest rates.
>CFO says Standard Mail revenue up 7.5% benefits from volume and exigent surcharge.
>CFO says USPS in better position than 4 years ago but need for legislation remains.
>USPS has to participate in “ridiculously inefficient” govt. workers comp program.
>CFO says controllable income is a measure of performance and was $1.1 billion in first quarter.
>CFO Corbett says Sales and Operations are making his job easy. Trend continues in January.
>COO Williams says Saturday delivery of mail should be driven by “marketplace realities.” Does not say #usps needs five day mail delivery.
>USPS expected 13% package growth during holidays and got 18%.
>COO Williams assures MTAC that USPS is responding rapidly to network “missteps” with “tiger teams.” >Consumers not aware of postal service standards but do notice consistent delivery time each day.
>January 5 operating windows changed at all postal plants nationwide, not just the 82 consolidating plants
>USPS touts very successful peak season with 463 million mail pieces delivered in December.
>USPS moving some first class volume from surface to air to meet their 8 am critical entry time at destinations plants. >COO Williams focusing on 3-5 first class service by working on air and surface capacities and monitoring surface routes. Also reducing cycle time.
>COO Dave Williams says first class 3-5 day Q1 service performance down to 91.84%.
>Asked whether periodicals or catalogs anchor the mailbox, PMG Brennan says “I love all my children.”
>PMG Brennan expresses great optimism based on Q1 growth in Standard Mail.
>PMG Brennan says most consolidating plants will be “repurposed” to reflect decline of single piece first class and growth of packages.
>PMG Megan Brennan tells MTAC that investments in infrastructure will increase with growth in cash.

via Postal news from around the world.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 17th, 2015 at 11:23 pm

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USPS News Link Story – Network Operations- Network Operations Malone named vice president

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PMG Megan Brennan has named Linda Malone as Network Operations vice president.

Malone will oversee the Postal Service’s distribution network, including design, policies and programs, logistics and maintenance. She will report to Chief Operating Officer David Williams, who previously held the position.

Malone joined USPS as a letter carrier in Wilmington, DE, in 1985 and served in multiple roles, including district manager for South Jersey. Most recently, she served as Processing Operations manager.

“Linda’s extensive mail processing and customer service experience have been invaluable during our recent years of network rationalization changes and other corporate initiatives to enhance productivity and efficiency; improve business performance; and become more flexible in meeting market needs,” Brennan said.

via USPS News Link Story – Network Operations.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 17th, 2015 at 11:02 pm

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Postal inspector general begins second review of mail-surveillance program

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Postal inspector general begins second review of mail-surveillance program http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/8555/561032

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 17th, 2015 at 10:17 am

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