Accession Number : ADA263339


Title :   Mail Management: Improved Social Security Mail Management Could Reduce Postage Costs.


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263339.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : This report addresses mail management at the Social Security Administration (SSA), one of the largest civilian agency mailers. It discusses issues that need to be addressed to assure high-quality mail service at the lowest possible cost to Social Security beneficiaries, wage earners, employers, and the public. SSA's mail managers have initiated some mail cost reduction measures but need more. For example, SSA now presorts its beneficiary checks and some computer-generated mailings, such as monthly benefits notices, through use of the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service (FMS), private printing contractors, and a presort service. This resulted in a postage cost reduction of almost $16 million, or about 15 percent of the first-class mail costs for selected programs and locations in fiscal year 1989.


Descriptors :   *POSTAL SERVICE , *SOCIAL SECURITY , COST EFFECTIVENESS , EFFICIENCY , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , QUALITY ASSURANCE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE