Adjustments to Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) Process Announced
Postal Headquarters Responds to Management Association’s Concerns
In response to concerns raised by the three management associations (NAPUS, NAPS and the League,) Postal Headquarters officials announced adjustments to the DUO process, which will be rolled out this Thursday, January 24, 2013. Adjustments will include changes to the DUO Financial Worksheets in CSDC, as well as an approval process through the Area Vice President.
Leaders of the three management associations have been involved in a series of meetings with top Postal officials on issues concerning DUO implementations that were being done without following the proper guidelines and failed to show cost savings. One of the most important adjustments to the DUO process will now require a signoff by the Area Vice President, which should ensure that guidelines are followed and cost savings estimates are valid.
As previously posted on the NAPUS website, on January 11, 2013, the USPS announced a temporary suspension of DUO implementations, pending adjustments to the process. With the roll out of the new process on January 24th, 2013, DUO activities will be resumed; except in offices that have rural routes that will be counted in the national rural count, where the DUO moratorium will be in effect. Updates to the DUO process will be posted on the NAPUS website as it becomes available. DUO Suspension
January 22, 2013