With the Postal Service facing another challenging year, employees must continue to focus on reducing workhours and operating expenses, according to DPMG and COO Pat Donahoe. And to help USPS achieve its FY 2010 budget, one of the primary goals is to cut 93 million workhours.
Year to date, workhours and expenses, respectively, are 1.2 percent and 1.6 percent over plan, says Donahoe, who asks employees to follow the processes and procedures in place to help reduce costs. Most importantly, this means matching workhours to workload.
Reviewing a variety of cost-reduction opportunities in mail processing, customer service, delivery and supervisory/administrative areas in this week’s Field Updates segment, Donahoe thanks employees for their tremendous efforts. But, he adds, continued attention to operating plans and programs is needed to stay on track.
With renewed efforts to control overtime, optimizing the utilization of automation equipment and managing the assignments of non-career employees, Donahoe says USPS will achieve success in FY 2010.
source: USPS News Link