Accession Number : ADA302358

Title :   Repair and Alteration Services at the U.S. Postal Service.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Cable, John ; Moss, Marguerite ; Dooley, Adam

PDF Url : ADA302358

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The U.S. Postal Service operates about 35,000 facilities encompassing 255 million square feet of space. Because of the number of facilities, amount of space, and geographic dispersion, the task of maintaining those facilities is monumental. This report assesses the USPS's facility repair and alteration (R&A) services. It includes an evaluation of the Postal Service's R&A organization; the resources, or staffing, available to accomplish the R&A workload; and the R&A project delivery process. The study found that the responsibility for R&A is fragmented; the distribution of the R&A workload and the resources in place to execute it ant inequitable and appear to be inadequate, and the planning of R&A projects at all levels is sporadic and subject to frequent change. The report recommends a number of changes that the Postal Service should make to improve its R&A program. Implementation of those recommendations will enable the Postal Service to simplify and focus its R&A program and to make great strides toward ensuring that repair and alteration services are timely, responsive, and of high quality.

Descriptors :   *FACILITIES, *REPAIR, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, TEST AND EVALUATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, BUILDINGS, CONTRACTORS, COST ESTIMATES, EFFICIENCY, LIMITATIONS, BARRIERS, WORK FUNCTIONS, INSPECTION, ACCESS, ENGINEERS, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE LAYOUT, EXPANSION, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, SPACE(ROOM), ARCHITECTURE, REGULATIONS, POSTAL SERVICE, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, AWARDS, HANDICAPPED PERSONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE