OIG Recommends Outsourcing USPS Custodial and Motor Vehicle Jobs

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) asks the OIG to review savings if USPS did not have to comply with McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) of 1965. WHY THE OIG DID THE AUDIT: The report responds to a request from Representative Darrell E. Issa. Our objective was to review Postal Service’s market research to determine if potential […]

USPS Still On GAO’s High Risk List

The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) today released its biennial “High Risk Series” report. The report identifies those agencies most at risk of waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, or in need of reform. The U.S. Postal Service’s long-term outlook remains on the GAO’s high-risk list. The GAO first placed USPS on the high-risk list in April 2001 […]

Fight Against Subcontracting Takes Center Stage at APWU Motor Vehicle Services Pre-Convention

Motor Vehicle Services Division delegates discussed several urgent topics at their pre-convention conference Aug. 21 and 22. At the top of the agenda was discussion of the pilot program that established flexible work rules and flexible schedules as part of the union’s efforts to ward off subcontracting. “The Motor Vehicle Division is under attack,” said […]

APWU Wins Important Maintenance Subcontracting Grievance

APWU News The union won a major victory against subcontracting Feb. 10, when Arbitrator Shyam Das directed the USPS to assign Maintenance Craft employees to maintain computers at approximately 8,000 of the nation’s largest associate offices. The arbitrator also instructed management and the union to discuss the possibility of assigning additional computer maintenance work at […]

Bill to Limit Postal Subcontracting Introduced in House

APWU News Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives on March 24 that would restrict USPS subcontracting. The Mail Protection Act (H.R. 1686), which is backed by the APWU, is modeled on a bill the Congressman introduced in November 2007 (H.R. 4236). The bill would require the Postal Service to bargain with […]

USPS Looking To ‘Outsource’ Change-of-Address Program?

From Federal Business Opportunities The United States Postal Service (“USPS”) is seeking information from parties interested in engaging in a long-term relationship as Supplier and/or alliance partner with the USPS to implement innovative solutions to enable USPS to efficiently and effectively manage its change-of-address (COA) program, while capturing the significant commercial opportunities presented when a […]

USPS Seeking Vendor to Replace Manual Distribution

Residual Mail Processing Sources Sought The United States Postal Service (USPS) is seeking to obtain information on potential strategic sources for developing, acquiring, and managing a system to automate the processing of residual letter and flat volumes. These residual letter mail and flat mail volumes manifest themselves as current letter and flat automation rejects or […]

Congressman Asks Boston Postal Managers For Explanation Of Outsourcing Vehicle Maintenance Work

From the American Postal Workers Union: Expressing concern about the outsourcing of maintenance and repair work on postal vehicles, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) wrote to the USPS Boston District Manager on Sept. 22, [PDF] and asked for an explanation of USPS policy. “It is my understanding that the vehicle maintenance work is currently being […]