From the National League of Postmaster’s President’s Message:
Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) is being implemented at break neck speed and by Tuesday a new Power Point presentation will be on the web site. Review it, learn it and train other Postmasters on it. There are many impacts with DUO; pay, Postmaster level and the future of some Post Offices are at stake. In its original design DUO was to maximize the use of clerk resources with a secondary benefit of better use of existing building space. We want to make sure that as it rolls out across the country it does not mutate into another program that does not benefit Postmasters, the Postal Service or its customers and further jeopardizes universal service. Every National Vice President, Area Coordinator and most state Presidents are in the process of being trained on DUO so call a LEAGUE leader if you have questions and need answers.
What is the Delivery Unit Optimization Initiative?Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) is a cross functional effort to streamline Delivery and Post Office Operations.
By identifying savings opportunities in operations we better position our offices for current success and future change.
Savings Opportunity Areas:
Function 4 Operations
Office Level (Postmaster/EAS)
Grouping of post offices within 10-15 mile radius
Serviced by the same processing facility
● Excess workspace in at least 1 office
● Sufficient parking
● Receives delivery operations
● 9 routes or less
● Transfers delivery operations to parent office
● Retains retail window operations
● Retains post office box operations
Participating USPS Districts
Capital, N New England, Alabama, Fort Worth and Central Plains