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Postal Flat Sequencing System (FSS) Information

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FSS Impacts

Date

Los Angeles and selected Post Offices Withhold and excessing up to 155 carriers FT Sept. 2009
Sacramento withhold 105 FT residuals March 2010 to June 2010
San Diego withhold 116 FT residuals July 17 2010
San Francisco withhold 80 FT residuals July 10 2010
Santa Ana Cluster withhold 319  residuals July 17 2010
Sierra Coastal withhold 249  residuals March 2010 to June 2010
Pacific Area Automation Impact (PDF)
VIDEO: Flat Sequencing System in Action
 

USPS OIG Audit Report – Flats Sequencing System: Production First Article Testing Readiness and Quality

 "To enhance FSS program success, the Postal Service needs to focus greater attention on several areas to better prepare for production FAT and improve production quality. Specifically: • Workload – Mail volumes and the number of mail zones processed at the FSS test site are below the assumptions made in the Decision Analysis Report (DAR). This prevents vigorous system testing, and increases the risk of system performance problems and financial returns lower than expected. • FAT Schedule – The FSS program schedule does not allow time for the results of the in-plant FAT to be evaluated before field FAT begins. • Critical Deliverables – Delays in the following SOW deliverables may affect system maintainability and performance. o Preliminary Production Baseline Technical Data Package (PPBTDP) o Maintenance Diagnostic and Support System (MDSS) o Program Control System (PCS) • Production Quality Control – The supplier’s production quality control needs improvement to ensure that systems are built to provide reliable and consistent performance."


FSS (Flat Sequencing System) (Posted August 13, 2007)
• Will reduce city carrier work load by 85%.

• 3/4 of city carrier volume is flats, most City Carriers spend 2 hours in office and

6 hours on street with 30 minute fixed office time break.

FSS will reduce office time and increase street time. source: NAPUS


Flat Sequencing System Information Published Nov. 14, 2007

FSS Street Tray

 

New Equipment Dolly

Dulles FSS Installed & Running Test Decks

Dulles Stand Alone Mail Prep (SAMP)


APWU MOU (Posted November 4, 2007)

Memorandum of Due Consideration of Article 32 Factors Related to Contracting Out the Installation of the Phase 1 Flats Sequencing Systems (FSS)

The USPS plans to use contract construction firms to build facility expansions, install utilities, and perform demolition/construction site preparation to accommodate this large system. Once the facility expansions are constructed and released for occupancy, the local USPS Plant Manager will perform an analysis to decide whether to perform the general equipment site preparation activities, as described in the site preparation guidelines, with postal personnel or to outsource such work. The local USPS Plant Manager will be responsible for issuing local Article 32 memorandums addressing such considerations.

FSS - Artcle 32 Review [pdf]


FSS (Flat Sequencing System) Prototype

FSS (Flat Sequencing System) 'Takin' It to the Street'


FLAT SEQUENCING SYSTEM (FSS) PRE-ARBITRATION
SETTLEMENT AND MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING

NALC - This involves three documents. The first is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a Joint Task Force to explore alternative work methods for handling mail in an FSS environment, as well as implementation and operating procedures. The parties recognize that their interests are best served through a cooperative effort. They also agree to jointly examine the methods and procedures related to handling DPS flats.

The second document is a Memorandum of Understanding on FSS Implementation that stipulates that once FSS is fully implemented in a delivery unit, management will determine the methods to estimate the impact of FSS and adjust routes accordingly. Sixty days after implementing those route adjustments, the local parties will review the adjustments to make sure each route is as near eight hours as possible. If either party determines a route is not properly adjusted, it will be adjusted consistent with the M-39 handbook, or by any adjustment formula locally agreed to by the parties.

The third document withdraws the national-level grievance on the method of determining FSS impact and the associated employment of transitional employees.

Under the 2006-2011 tentative accord, the USPS will be granted the right to employ up to 8,000 TEs during all phases of its implementation of the Flat Sequencing System. Although these FSS TEs may be used in any of the Postal Service’s 80 districts that could be affected by FSS, there will be a TE limit of 8 percent of carrier employment in any individual district.

MOU - Re: FSS Implementation
The United States Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO mutually recognize that the delivery point sequencing of flat mail will change the delivery environment, ultimately producing better service for postal customers. The Postal Service experienced significant benefits in 1993 by automating the processing and sequencing of letter mail, as the parties worked together to implement that technology. In the interest of working jointly on this technology the parties agree to the following:

1. Once FSS is fully implemented in a delivery unit, management will determine the methods to estimate impact in a delivery unit and make route adjustments accordingly.

2. Sixty days after implementing route adjustments for FSS, the local parties will review the adjustments to ensure that routes are as near 8 hours as possible. This sixty day period will not count toward the special route inspection process (Section 271, Handbook M-39; Section 918, Handbook M-41). If either party determines that the route(s) is not properly adjusted, then the
route(s) will be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Handbook M-39 or, if applicable, a locally agreed upon adjustment formula.

The terms of this Memorandum are effective immediately and continue through all phases of Flats Sequencing System (FSS) implementation.
July 26, 2007


Multi-phase / Development Deployment



Prototype – Indianapolis IN                            Apr 2006
BOG Approval / 100 FSS Machines              Dec 2006
Pre-production Install – Dulles P & DC       Jun 2007
Pre-production – Live Operations                Oct 2007
Production First Article                                  Jul 2008
Phase 1 Deployment Begin                           Oct 2008
Phase 1 Deployment End                              Oct 2010


Phase 1 FSS Deployment Sites

Area
Districts
# FSS
Plants / Facility
NYM
Northern NJ
Long Island NY
Central NJ
4
3
3
NJ BMC
Mid Island NY P & DC
Trenton NJ P & DC
NE
Boston
Massachusetts
Connecticut
SE New England
3
4
5
3
Northwest Boston P & DC
Middlesex Essex P & DC
Springfield BMC
Providence RI P & DC
EA
Columbus
3
Former Columbus P & DC 
SE
South Florida
Atlanta
 
Central Florida
5
2
2
4
New Miami Facility Project
Atlanta AMC
North Metro GA P & DC
Orlando P & DC
WE
Colorado / Wyoming
Arizona
Mid America
5
5
2
Denver P & DC
New West Valley (Phoenix) Facility Project
Kansas City P & DC
Area
Districts
# FSS
Plants / Facility
PA
Los Angeles
Sacramento
Bay-Valley/San Francisco
Sierra Coastal
Santa Ana
San Diego
2
3
4
4
5
2
Herb Peck Annex
Sacramento P & DC
San Jose P & DC
Van Nuys Main Office
New Aliso Viejo Facility Project
New Perris DPC Facility Project
CM
Greensboro
 
Northern VA
Richmond
Capital
2
2
4
4
2
Raleigh P & DC
Greensboro P & DC
Dulles P & DC
New Richmond Facility Project
Curseen-Morris P & DC
GL
Greater Indiana
Northern IL
 
Central IL
 
Southeast MI
2
3
2
2
2
2
Indianapolis MPA
Palatine P & DC
Carol Stream P & DC
Fox Valley P & DC
South Suburban P & DC
New Royal Oak Facility Project

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News

USPS To Open Training Center For FSS (11/22/07

Federal Register: New Address and Barcode Requirements for Automation, Presorted,
and Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail
(10/10/07

Postal Service Awards $874.6 Million Contract for Flat Sequencing System (2/28/07)

FSS: Will It Benefit Mailers?
(12/11/06)

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