• 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:
  • 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.

 
  • Project Title:
  • HCR Irregularity Reporting – Chicago Network Distribution Center
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • January 2018

Is USPS Effectively Reporting HCR Irregularities at Chicago NDC?

The U.S. Postal Service will spend about $4 billion for almost 8,700 highway contract route (HCR) contracts in fiscal year 2017. The Postal Service uses these competitive fixed-price contracts to transport mail between post offices, network distribution centers, and other designated stops.