• Project Title:
  • Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2018

Does the USPS have an effective program for scanning containers and trailers for product visibility?

In fiscal year 2017, we estimate the U.S. Postal Service will spend about $5.0 billion on surface transportation. The Postal Service’s Scanning Visibility (SV) program is used to track mail within the surface transportation network. Postal Service personnel scan the mail about 6 times; while preparing it for shipment and arrival at its destination.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Sustainability - National Recycling Program
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2018

Is the Postal Service’s National Recycling Program Effective?

The Postal Service generates thousands of tons of solid waste every month. Contractors are  paid to pick up and haul the waste to landfills, where the facility operators impose additional charges. Recycling is aimed at diverting a substantial portion of the solid waste stream from the landfills to third-party recyclers who are  willing to pay the Postal Service for the materials.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Mail Processing Facilities Staffing
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • February 2018

Are the Postal Service’s mail processing facilities optimally staffed?

The Postal Service uses a staff modeling tool called the Function 1 Scheduler to determine optimum staffing levels at mail processing facilities. The tool utilizes data inputs such as mail volumes, types of mail processing machines, transportation arrival and departure times, and mail processing productivities.

 

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