OIG Identifies Additional Letter Carrier Services



In a new report dated June 3rd, 2014, the USPS OIG outlines revenue-generating opportunities for additional letter carrier services not directly related to mail delivery. The OIG identifies a variety of additional services that could generate revenue, including monitoring services for the elderly, collecting air quality data, verifying identification, delivering prescriptions on the same day, updating maps, and reporting on traffic conditions. Additionally, the OIG finds the Postal Service could generate revenue immediately by selling advertising space on its delivery vehicles. A market analysis indicates the Postal Service could earn $15 million in FY 2014 and $30 million in FY 2015 by selling advertising space on its fleet of vehicles. The OIG recommends the USPS conduct a pilot test on delivery vehicle advertising, as well as developing a strategy to offer the most promising additional services identified in the report.

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