|Mon Mar 30 2015 22:08:45|
Shocking Photos Show USPS Mail Neglect
By: Ina Steiner
USPS processing facilities were found to be sending "live mail" to a Dallas Service Center in what were supposed to be empty containers and sacks, according to an OIG report.
The apparent carelessness caused delays in mail delivery, including Priority Mail and Express packages.
The problem was discovered during a November audit of an MTE Service Center in Dallas serving the entire Southern Area. "The majority of the mail found was over 1 week old, although, there were some mailpieces that were much older including one international mailpiece with a postmark of February 2014," the report from the Office of Inspector stated.
In the 5-day period, the OIG found 10 Express mailpieces, 69 Priority mailpieces, 2,783 First-Class Mailpieces, and 118 international mailpieces that were improperly sent in "Mail Transport Equipment" to the Dallas MTESC. And that doesn't count package services and standard post pieces found in hampers.
Not only were delays an issue, the OIG found damaged items as well.
An article in Tuesday's EcommerceBytes Newsflash
explains more about the processing centers found to be sending containers and sacks.
Update 3/31/15: A spokesperson for the USPS Southern Area provided a response to our inquiry about the OIG audit report, see the Newsflash story referenced above for an update.
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