USPS not fully using labor cost-cutting plan, IG says

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The cash-strapped United States Postal Service isn't fully utilizing a program that would help it cut labor costs, an Inspector General report shows.

Federal Times reports that the union-approved plan was predicted to save nearly $4 billion dollars in the 4 1/2 years after it was ratified. The plan created two types of workers - non-traditional full-timers who worked between 30 and 48 hours per week and support employees with no guaranteed hours and lower salaries.

However, the report indicates that the numbers of workers classified as both fell well short of contract limits. Doing so would have saved millions in overtime costs.


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