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  • Project Title:
  • Dynamic Route Optimization
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

Is the USPS DRO initiative effectively reducing its highway transportation costs?

The U.S. Postal Service currently spends about $4.3 billion annually on highway transportation costs and intends to reduce these transportation costs through various initiatives. Dynamic Routing Optimization (DRO) is an initiative that targets the optimization of USPS  Highway Contract Route (HCR) and Postal Vehicle Service transportation mileage and costs. 

 
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  • Project Title:
  • Postal Vehicle Service Zero Base Reviews
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

Is USPS Effectively Managing the Postal Vehicle Service Zero Base Reviews?

The Postal Service has one of the largest transportation and logistics networks in the world, transporting mail and equipment between processing and distribution centers (P&DCs), post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. The Postal Service is also one of the largest consumers of fuel in the United States.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Military and Diplomatic Mail Service
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • June 2019

What are Your Views of Military and Diplomatic Mail Service?

The Postal Service partners with the Department of Defense and the Department of State to deliver mail to U.S. military and diplomatic personnel and their families either in the continental U.S. or outside.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Assessing Supply Management Control Environment
  • Start Date:
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2019

How Can USPS Improve the Control Environment Over its $12 Billion Contract Portfolio?

The term “control environment” refers to an entity’s corporate culture, showing how much the entity’s leaders value ethical behavior and internal control. The Postal Service is committed to building a vibrant future of delivering quality products and services to the American public.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Postal Service’s Response to an Identified Security Weakness
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • April 2019

Did USPS Effectively Identify, Analyze, Respond to, and Mitigate a Security Weakness?

Effective remediation of security events is critical to the integrity of Postal Service systems and to achieving goals of uninterrupted service delivery, preservation of consumer trust, compliance with regulations and standards, and remaining competitive in the digital marketplace.