Accession Number : ADA267338


Title :   Postal Service: Contractor Performance-Express and Priority Mail Transportation


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267338.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : The contract with air Train says that the minimum acceptable performance for meeting express and priority mail delivery times at destination cities is 98 percent of the time. After the initial start-up week, the on-time performance requirement was met for 54 of 57 weeks-August 28, 1989, through September 29, 1990. On-time performance fell below 98 percent for 1 week each in September, October, and December 1989. In addition to the on-time requirement, the contractor is expected to deliver all express and priority mail to destination cities without leaving any mail behind, either at the originating city or at the hub (where the mail is sorted). Air Train's performance in meeting both standards-being on time and delivering all express and priority mail-fell below 98 percent for a total of 10 out of 57 weeks.


Descriptors :   *DELIVERY , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , *POSTAL SERVICE , CONTRACTORS , AUDITING , MASS TRANSPORTATION


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE