The Postal Service is reminding facilities to have sufficient coronavirus pandemic-related supplies on hand — and to accurately and regularly report their inventories in the organization’s field surveys.
Each facility should have a 30-to-45-day supply of COVID-19 materials, including face coverings and gloves; cleaning and disinfectant products; and hand soaps, sanitizer and paper towels.
Having adequate supplies will help USPS meet its operational readiness goals and avoid potential problems that could occur if there are national shortages later in the year.
Supplies are available through eBuyPlus catalog supplier sources, as well as from the Topeka, KS, Material Distribution Center (MDC) catalog. To check current availabilities at the MDC, go to the online COVID-19 Sanitation Supplies Availability worksheet and select the “Topeka MDC” tab.
Facility managers can also use their local purchasing authority to buy supplies if they follow the proper procedures.
Additionally, facility managers must accurately report their inventory. This will help prevent inaccurate demand forecasting and the distribution of supplies to a facility that does not need them.
“By accurately accounting for what’s on hand at your facility, you can help the Postal Service ensure every postal workplace is properly stocked and supplies are available for each employee. Remember: Your count counts,” said Supply Management Vice President Mark Guilfoil.
The COVID-19 Employee Resources Blue page has additional information under the “Supplies, Cleaning and Maintenance” tab.