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U.S. Postal Service: Newly Designed Retail Store Revenues Exceed Operating Costs
GGD-94-85: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether the U.S. Postal Service retail stores recover their operating costs; (2) whether the stores offer any services not customarily offered in regular post offices; and (3) what procedures and criteria the Postal Service has established for siting the stores.GAO found that: (1) 14 of the 16 retail stores reported annual gross revenues that...
Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Changes Needed in Negotiation Objectives and Data Requirements
GGD-93-123: Published: Aug 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efficiency and effectiveness of the General Services Administration's (GSA) multiple award schedule (MAS) program, focusing on: (1) whether multiple award schedule prices are reasonable; (2) the purpose of GSA negotiations; and (3) the type of data that should be required so that GSA can judge whether prices are reasonable.GAO found that: (1) M...
General Services Administration: Increased Direct Delivery of Supplies Could Save Millions
GGD-93-32: Published: Dec 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) depot-based supply distribution system to determine if shipping directly from suppliers to customer agencies would reduce costs.GAO found that: (1) GSA could save millions of dollars if it shipped orders directly from suppliers to customer agencies; (2) federal agencies pay nearly three times as much in p...
Postage Stamp Production: Private Sector Can Be a Lower Cost Optional Source
GGD-93-18: Published: Oct 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United States Postal Service's initiative to procure postage stamps from the private sector, focusing on the: (1) private sector's production capacity; (2) comparative price of Bureau of Engraving and Printing and private-sector stamps; and (3) relationship between the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Postal Service.GAO found that: (1)...
Postal Olympics Sponsorship
GGD-92-8R: Published: Apr 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a status report on the Postal Service's (USPS) sponsorship of the 1992 Olympics. GAO found that: (1) the current USPS financial projection attributable to Olympic sponsorship is $169 million in revenues and $109 million in costs; (2) the primary sources of revenue are stamp retention and expedited mail revenue; and (3) it is difficult to exactly de...
FTS 2000: GSA Must Resolve Critical Pricing Issues
IMTEC-91-79: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of General Services Administration (GSA) efforts to obtain competitive rates for telecommunications services under the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts.GAO found that: (1) the government will continue to pay more than commercial prices for FTS 2000 services until the next fiscal year, unless prices are reduce...
Postal Service: Cost of Meetings and Conferences
GGD-90-66FS: Published: Mar 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five Postal Service (USPS) traffic managers' meetings during fiscal year 1989 and their total costs.GAO found that: (1) USPS charged about $6.2 million to a meetings and conferences account, but charged travel costs to a separate account; (2) the individual cost per day ranged from $212 to $369, depending on the meeting location; (3) lodging costs...
Postal Service: Cost Comparisons--Mail Delivery to Residential Addresses
GGD-88-28: Published: Feb 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) 1985 mail delivery cost study to determine whether the use of neighborhood delivery and collection box units, or cluster boxes, reduced mail delivery costs.GAO noted that, because of statistical methodological and data entry flaws that made the delivery cost estimates invalid, USPS revised the study. Using the re...
Federal Buildings: Comparison of Oakland and San Francisco Alternatives
GGD-87-79BR: Published: May 15, 1987. Publicly Released: May 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed three studies comparing the construction of a new federal building in Oakland, California, to the acquisition of a new building under construction in San Francisco, California; (2) determined the impact that a move to Oakland would have on employees currently working in San Francisco; and (3) determined what additional space requirements wo...
Postal Service Training Center: Oklahoma Site Selection Favored Over New York Alternative
GGD-86-102: Published: Sep 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated the Postal Service's decision to build a new Postal Service Technical Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma, rather than relocate the existing Center from Norman to Seneca Falls, New York; and (2) estimated the costs, over the next 10 years, of locating the Center at each of the two locations.GAO found that: (1) the net cost difference for t...