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PostCom Bulletin / Gov Exec
The Postal Service has begun insourcing some of its trucking operations, opening the possibility of bringing back in house thousands of jobs that are currently contracted out. The pilot program started in Oklahoma City with 125 insourced jobs late last year and has since expanded to the larger Richmond, Virginia, area, including Charlottesville, according to officials involved in the initiative and public job postings. The Postal Service is actively looking for areas to expand the program, though it is so far relaying few details about its long-term plans to stakeholders or the public. It also coincides with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plan to significantly reduce the agency’s reliance on air transportation. USPS has saved $1 billion by slashing its chartered mail flights by 90% over the last two years and it now ships 95% of its mail and packages on the ground. Sue Brennan, a USPS spokesperson, said the agency is “currently evaluating other locations for expansion” of the pilot program.