OIG Report on USPS Officer Compensation for Calendar Year 2014

July 22, 2015 Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (Postal Act of 2006) amended 39 U.S.C and revised the cap on total compensation payable to U.S. Postal Service employees. As a result of this revision, the Postal Service could not pay an employee more than $201,700 for calendar year 2014; however, there […]

Video: Mold Closes Orwigsburg PA Post Office

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania July 24, 2015 Mold is causing the Orwigsburg  Post Office to temporarily close until further notice. “I think it’s a very big deal especially to a lot of businesses. I know they do a lot of volume here.” said Brad Mullen The post office along west market street in Orwigsburg will […]

OIG’s Short Look at USPS $100 million Retail Systems Software (RSS) Business Transactions

USPS OIG Audit: Retail Systems Software-Business Process Controls July 21, 2015 – Retail Systems Software (RSS) is a commercial off the shelf, single software solution capable of providing point of sale business functionalities. RSS supports all physical retail channels, including enforcing Postal Service policies and procedures and implementing business transactions controls. RSS is replacing three […]

Tractor-trailer fire damages, destroys mail headed to USPS plant in Iowa

Tractor-trailer fire destroys mail NEVADA, Iowa —Postal Service officials reported Thursday that a truckload of mail was destroyed in a truck fire along Interstate 35 near Ankeny on Tuesday. The majority of the First-Class Mail and Priority Mail items were either severely damaged or destroyed. The driver was not hurt. The driver of the truck […]

Massachusetts Letter Carrier charged with stealing cash and gift cards from the mail

Letter Carrier is a 28-year postal employee July 21, 2015 BOSTON – A mail theft charge against a longtime United States Postal Service employee was unsealed yesterday in U.S. District Court. Carmelo J. Santisi, 47, was arrested yesterday after being charged with stealing cash and gift cards from the mail. Santisi faces a maximum sentence […]

USPS: Some postal employees could be affected by both OPM cybersecurity incidents

OPM cybersecurity update Some postal employees could be affected, agency says The cybersecurity incidents announced recently by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could affect some Postal Service employees. According to OPM, current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors had data stolen in two separate incidents. The Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service […]

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Mail Fraud and Identity Theft

ALBUQUERQUE – Jeremy Boucher, 28, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced this morning to 39 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his mail fraud and identity theft convictions.  Boucher was also ordered to pay restitution to the victims of his crimes. Boucher was arrested on Nov. 25, 2014, on a […]

Postal Inspector Supervisor pleads guilty to stealing Playboys, pills, drug trafficking

A U.S. supervisory postal inspector once named a federal employee of the year pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing mail containing prescription pills, jewelry, passports, collectible Playboy magazines and other items in San Jose. Quan Pham Howard, 53, of Saratoga also pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San Jose to possession with intent to distribute […]