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IG: USPS spends far more on city mail carriers than rural carriers

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The Postal Service is paying significantly more in costs to supervise city mail carriers than it does for rural carriers, says a Dec. 2 USPS inspector general report.

For every 100 employees, supervisory costs – including salary and benefits – for city carriers were about $440,000 on average in fiscal 2013, the report (pdf) says.

The supervisory costs of the same number rural carriers came in at about $220,000 on average.

Also, the Postal Service paid about $1.2 million for city carrier overtime, per 100 employees. Overtime for rural carriers was only $236,000 per 100 employees.

The IG says supervisors have more activities to manage for city carriers compared to rural carriers, such as managing

daily workhours and work load activity.

via IG: USPS spends far more on city mail carriers than rural ones – FierceGovernment.

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