• Project Title:
  • Delivery Charge Codes
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • December 2017

Are city carrier work hours accurately allocated?

We are conducting an audit to assess the accuracy and reliability of city carrier labor cost attribution.

City carriers perform both office and street activities. City carrier street costs are developed separately in two distinct groups: letter routes and special purpose routes (SPR).

 
  • Project Title:
  • Postal Service's Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • December 2017

What actions should USPS take to return injured employees back to work in limited duty assignments?

The OIG is conducting an audit to assess whether the Postal Service is effectively managing the Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs to facilitate returning injured employees that are deemed fit  to work timely. The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) is a workers’ compensation law covering Postal Service employees who are injured on the job.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Terminal Handling Services - Capital Metro Area
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • December 2017

How effective are THS contracts in meeting operational requirements?

The U.S. Postal Service enters into Terminal Handling Service (THS) contracts for the handling and transportation of mail between the Postal Service and FedEx. The Postal Service currently has contracts with nine suppliers at 67 locations nationwide.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Small Package Sorting System Performance
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, May 8, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • November 2017

How effective is USPS Small Package Sorting System at meeting productivity and throughput goals?

The rapid growth in ecommerce and expansion of the package delivery market has created opportunities for the Postal Service, helping drive double-digit growth in package volume since 2015. To expand package processing capacity, the Postal Service plans to purchase and install an additional seven Small Package Sorting Systems (SPSS) before the 2017 peak mailing season.

 

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