According to a document posted on FederalSoup.com, the US Postal Service plans to make video recordings of four hundred city carriers in order to ” identify the start and stop point of each activity and determine the actual time used.” The information will be used by the USPS in upcoming contract talks with the NALC
This is notification that the Postal Service will conduct a review of city letter carrier office activities beginning April 25. The review will involve data collection and analysis of all office activities on selected routes for one day, with the route serviced by the regular carrier or carrier technician. It is anticipated that this assessment will take approximately nine weeks and involve 400 city letter carrier routes.
A stratified sampling plan was used to randomly select delivery units within each Area. To qualify, delivery units must contain at least ten city letter carrier routes. Four routes from each selected delivery unit will be randomly chosen for review.
During the review, mail volume will be recorded and cameras will be used to record time spent on office tasks. This information will be used to identify the start and stop point of each activity and determine the actual time used. The data is being collected in preparation for upcoming collective bargaining.