USPS OIG Audit finds 8,541 packages scanned as “delivered” before the actual delivery occurred at New York Post Office

USPS OIG Management Alert – Incorrect Package Delivery Scans – James A. Farley Post Office This management alert presents the results of our review of delayed, lost, or misdelivered packages and related insurance claims at the James A. Farley (JAF) Post Office in New York City, NY. Our objective was to assess processes for resolving […]

USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

June 10, 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover cannot always be avoided, the Postal Service can reduce it by doing the right […]

USPS OIG: Have You Been Affected by International Mail Processed at the Queens P&DC?

From the USPS Office of the Inspector General: 5/17/16 Project: Timeliness of Mail Processing at the Queens New York Processing and Distribution Center Have You Been Affected by International Mail Processed at the Queens P&DC? The U.S. Postal Service considers mail delayed when it is not processed in time to meet its established delivery day. The […]

OIG: USPS Capital District’s security controls for data lacks protection from hackers

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s Information Technology Security Risk Model identified the Capital District as being among the five most at-risk districts for multiple quarters during fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014. Security events during those periods included instances of malicious software which can affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive […]

OIG: USPS security lapses on ‘Tracking and Reporting System’ could result in hackers gaining access

The USPS Office Of Inspector General audit  report: “Parcel Readiness– Product Tracking and Reporting System Controls” 12.16.14 PTR (formally known as Product Tracking System-II) went into production in April 2013, and provides tracking and performance data for all domestic and international package and extra services products. It is the system of record for all delivery […]

USPS OIG: Semiannual Report to Congress – April 1 – September 30, 2014

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity […]

GAO report to Issa on USPS’s plans to manage size and cost of workforce

(November 13, 2014) The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report: “U.S. POSTAL SERVICE –Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts.” Report to the Chairman Darrell Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives note: Some of the excerpts from report are out of sequence GAO was asked to […]

USPS OIG Report Reveals Wider Monitoring of Mail in U.S.

This article clearly illustrates how mainstream media is not paying attention to issues important to the American people. The audit was posted in May without public announcement on the website of the Postal Service inspector general and got almost no attention. Where was the media when this report came out in June 2014-not May. The […]

OIG: USPS did not complete service standard impacts or inform stakeholders for Phase 2 consolidations

USPS OIG: Lack of Service Standard Change Information in Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies On June 30, 2014, the postmaster general announced the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to implement Phase 2 of the Network Rationalization Initiatives (NRI) by consolidating up to 82 facilities starting in January 2015. Specifically, the Postal Service completed Area Mail Processing […]

OIG: USPS unable to validate $$millions spent on travel related to detail assignments

(September 26, 2014) This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of the Management of Detail Assignments Follow-Up (Project Number 14RG010DP000). Our objective was to follow up on the U.S. Postal Service’s progress in managing detail assignments, associated travel costs, and consistency of detail assignment policies, based on recommendations made in our audit of […]