USPS responds to “Delayed Postal Delivery Means Wasted Absentee Votes” article

From Forbes: US Postal Service (USPS) consumers are seeing declining service standards. They know their packages don’t arrive on time. What they may not realize, however, is that this may also cost them their vote. 38 states require absentee ballots to be received by election day. However, USPS rules have changed and that first class […]

OIG: Staffing, outdated operating plan created delayed mail at consolidated North Houston P & DC

The North Houston P&DC did not update its official operating plan after the consolidation ended in May 2015. The most recent operating plan was approved in May 2012. This management alert presents the results of our self-initiated review of the Timeliness of Mail Processing at the North Houston, TX, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). Our […]

Second NY Mail Carrier pleads guilty to accepting bribes to deliver drug packages

Last month a 16-year veteran New York letter carrier pleaded guilty to his role in a drug distribution ring. Today, a second letter carrier  also admitted to accepting payments to carrying boxes of drugs shipped to specific addresses. her federal charges of accepting bribes to deliver packages after he was implicated in a drug trafficking […]

Ohio letter carrier charged with delaying delivery of mail

Former Postal carrier charged with delaying delivery of mail A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Keauntee Redfern, 37, of Cleveland, and a former U.S. Mail Postal Carrier, with delaying U.S. Mail, that was entrusted to him for delivery to citizens of Northeast Ohio, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. States Attorney for the Northern […]

APWU: Congress Approves Spending Bill; Fails to Address Epidemic of Delayed Mail

Congress approved an appropriations bill on Dec. 18 to fund the government through 2016, but failed to include a measure that would have restored postal service standards to their pre-January 2015 levels. The primary purpose of an appropriations bill is to fund the government, but budget bills are often amended to include policy provisions, also […]

USPS OIG: Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail after service standard revisions

USPS in its response to the OIG Alert wrote after January 2015 delayed mail volumes were reduced and service performance improved. Also, USPS wrote they may be required to continue Phase II Network Consolidation USPS Office of Inspector General Management Alert August 13, 2015 The purpose of this alert is to bring to your attention […]

Arizona Delegation Deliver Survey Results to PMG showing Negative Impacts of Cherrybell Facility Consolidation

1,700 Submissions Show Widespread Negative Impacts of Facility Consolidation August 6, 2015 TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined members of the Arizona Congressional delegation to deliver the results a recent survey detailing the impacts of the proposed Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center consolidation. The results showed an overwhelming majority of respondents experienced […]

Video: USPS investigating cause of stalled deliveries as complaints rise

HOUSTON (KTRK) –Earlier this week we first told you about a customer from Bryan who says his packages are not being delivered on time. Since then we have heard from several more people who say the exact same thing is happening with their packages. When our investigation into Post Office package delays aired on Tuesday […]

Boston delayed mail increased 56%, more carriers working late after consolidation

The following is a report from USPS Office of Inpector General (OIG) “Timely Processing of Mail at the Boston, MA, Processing and Distribution Center” This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit on the timely processing of mail at the Boston, MA, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in the Greater Boston District in the […]