• Project Title:
  • Field Material Handling Projects
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • September 2017

The U.S. Postal Service has one of the largest material handling systems in the world for moving mail. There are more than 200 miles of conveyors and more than 8,500 pieces of mail processing equipment used to sort more than half the world’s mail. 

To increase operational efficiency the Postal Service invests in material handling projects. These projects can include facility modernizations, support services, and upgrades to existing material handling equipment.

We are conducting an audit of fiscal year 2016 field material handling projects. We will determine if the Postal Service achieved the projected return on investment for the completed fiscal year 2016 field material handling projects.

What experiences have you had with Postal Service field material handling projects?

Please explain any benefits or issues your facility experienced with field material handling projects.

What field material handling projects provide the most benefit to the Postal Service?

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  • anon

    it seems venting is ok? But accountability is lacking??My suggestion is education in positive attitude......Doing the job of Mail Handling is very emotional to the customer. The carrier is given time limits and boundaries. The customer expects perfection?The employees deserve support without feeling detained, catwalks, eavesdrpping? and no incentives or respect?

    Apr 25, 2017
  • anon

    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, this issue falls outside of the jurisdiction of our office. As the Office of Inspector General (OIG), our role is to investigate waste, theft, fraud, and abuse within the Postal Service through our audits and investigations. Please contact the Postal Service Consumer Affairs Office (www.usps.com/help/welcome.htm or 1-800-222-1811) and they will be able to assist you.

    Apr 26, 2017
  • anon

    gage center postoffice Topeka,ks front door outside handicap button has not been working now for (9) nine weeks. I have reported it several times to the clerks inside along with others. answer being , reported and workorder made. I made a phone call (8) eight days ago asking for some one in charge Ryan said, that's the first he know about it Today I phone call again asking for Ryan. Again he said, He did not know about it. Its been now (10) weeks. I have a box at this location. I check every day Therefor I use the handicap button because I am handicap myself and coming from the VA hospital on my way home, Please make myself and others with large packages happy.

    Apr 21, 2017
  • anon

    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, this issue falls outside of the jurisdiction of our office. As the Office of Inspector General (OIG), our role is to investigate waste, theft, fraud, and abuse within the Postal Service through our audits and investigations. Please contact the Postal Service Consumer Affairs Office (www.usps.com/help/welcome.htm or 1-800-222-1811) and they will be able to assist you.

    Apr 26, 2017
  • anon

    My wife had a package shipped to her daughter in San Antonio. We were informed it went to the dead mail center in Grand Prairie Tx. My wife went there it was not there. Called the number several times no answer back. Emailed no answers. Time to privatize this tax payer dark hole. Not using it again.

    Apr 19, 2017
  • anon

    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, this issue falls outside of the jurisdiction of our office. As the Office of Inspector General (OIG), our role is to investigate waste, theft, fraud, and abuse within the Postal Service through our audits and investigations. Please contact the Postal Service Consumer Affairs Office (www.usps.com/help/welcome.htm or 1-800-222-1811) and they will be able to assist you.

    Apr 21, 2017

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