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Speaker Details

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Tammy Whitcomb

The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service appointed Tammy L. Whitcomb as the third Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service on November 29, 2018. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Whitcomb served as the Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) since February 2016. She also served as the Deputy Inspector General from November 2011 to February 2016. In years prior, Ms Whitcomb served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit. Ms Whitcomb came to the OIG in November 2005 as an Audit Director. Ms Whitcomb started her government career at the Internal Revenue Service Inspection Service and transitioned with them as a part of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), was established in early 1999. During her career at TIGTA, she was an audit manager in Dallas, TX for several years before coming to Washington D.C. as the Director of the Office of Management and Policy. Ms Whitcomb holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Business Administration degree from W. J. Bryan College in Dayton, TN, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Presentation

The mail must get through: building a customer-centric middle mile

The presentation will consider the following: If the postal service was building its network and transportation system for the first time, what would it look like for commercial and single-piece optimization? How would the plants be designed and positioned? How would the network interface with downstream entry? Would you make the system more simple or more complex? How would pricing work? What would the next evolutionary step for workshare look like? What would the role of more sortation delivery of local mail be, given advances in DPS capabilities at post offices or even delivery vehicles? What is meant by sorting to the light and what would it mean for network design? Are there other technologies that the postal service should consider integrating into its system or in the case of the FSS, should remove from plants?