Vehicles video

A new video shows the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicle (NGDV) announcement.

The video, released Feb. 23, features an overview of the NGDV, along with remarks from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Kristin Seaver, chief retail and delivery officer; Scott Bombaugh, chief technology officer; and Mark Guilfoil, supply management vice president.

USPS has awarded its NGDV production contract to Oshkosh Defense.

Under the contract’s initial $482 million investment, the Oshkosh, WI-based company will finalize the production design of the NGDV, a right-hand-drive vehicle for mail and package delivery, and will assemble 50,000 to 165,000 of them over 10 years.

The first NGDVs are estimated to appear on carrier routes in 2023.

USPS testimony

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Ron A. Bloom testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Feb. 24.

The title of the hearing was “Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing.”

The USPS Newsroom website has the opening statement and full written testimony from DeJoy, as well as the opening statement and full written testimony from Bloom.

Latest headlines

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t want to miss it, Link mobile can help.

A mobile-friendly version of the Link website, Link mobile offers news reports, feature stories and informational videos, including the latest changes within the Postal Service and updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

The site is particularly helpful to craft employees and others who don’t have regular access to postal computers but want to stay informed.

Link mobile covers other postal news, too, including updates on labor contracts, new products and services, and stamp releases.

To read the site, go to www.usps.link, where you can also subscribe to weekly emails with the latest Link highlights.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

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Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 95.75 percent during the week ending Feb. 19, down 1.54 percent from one week earlier.

The data was collected Feb. 24.

Western Pacific led the four areas with a rating of 96.18 percent, while Southern ranked last with a 94.99 percent rating.

Among the 67 districts, Western Pennsylvania, part of Atlantic Area, ranked first with a 97.42 percent rating, while Mississippi, part of Southern Area, ranked last with an 90.77 percent rating.

Scanning data allows customers to track their mail and packages, which helps USPS deliver excellent service, boost loyalty and drive revenue.

To see the latest data, go to the Informed Visibility website and select “Customer Experience,” followed by “DES 2 Scan Performance.”

New board members. The National Postal Museum has added three members to its advisory council: lawyer Graham Grady; Rhonda Powell, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Buzzfeed; and Julia Taylor, general counsel of Eventbrite.

The council provides guidance on issues related to the strategic direction of the Washington, DC-based museum, including recommendations relating to collections, exhibitions and public education.

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