President of California Bulk Mail Company Pays $3 Million to Resolve Investigation into Scheme to Defraud USPS

LOS ANGELES – The president of an Anaheim-based bulk mailing company this week paid the United States $3 million to resolve a federal investigation into allegations that the mailer systematically misclassified postage and defrauded the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) out of millions of dollars in postage fees. The payment, which was made on Wednesday and […]

Congressmen request USPS OIG audit of Roanoke VA mail center consolidation into Greensboro NC

Virginia Congressmen Confirm USPS Audit of Roanoke Mail Center Consolidation into Greensboro NC after increase in customer complaints of lost or destroyed mail June 22, 2016 Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (VA- 06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) today announced the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed it has begun a […]

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 […]

NAPS: USPS OIG to conduct unannounced Financial Control Audits

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors: May 18, 2016 Attention Members, The Office of Inspector General will be starting Financial Control audits at all postal facilities. Teams will show up unannounced with the attached letter. Audits will consist of; *Voyager Cards *Money Orders *Voided Transactions *Excessive Refunds *BMEU Indicators When the OIG performs these […]

OIG recommends USPS monitor management performing craft work and vacancies

USPS OIG: Postmasters and Supervisors Performing Bargaining Unit Work, Management Advisory Alert On December 5, 2014, the U.S. Postal Service reached a settlement with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) for $56 million, resolving a long-standing dispute dating back to the 1970s. This dispute involved the number of hours postmasters and supervisors could devote to […]

USPS OIG investigating arrest of on-duty letter carrier for possible federal violations

Video of questionable arrest of on-duty letter carrier sparks outrage, concern On March 17 [2016], Brooklyn letter carrier Glen Grays Jr. had parked his postal vehicle and was preparing to deliver a package when he had a troubling encounter with police that led to his arrest. Smartphone video of that arrest sparked outrage and led […]

USPS OIG using ‘Birkman Method’ for improving staff people skills

5/6/16 From Reader: The USPS OIG Chief Data Office is conducting some touchy-feely seminars this month for their staff using the Birkman Method., a workplace psychological assessment. The Birkman Method® is a scientifically developed, multi-dimensional assessment designed to help you achieve more at work and at home. It integrates behavioral, motivational and occupational data together to […]

NJ Letter Carrier Admits Role In Stealing over $400,000 in Tax Refund Checks

Former U.S. Postal Letter Carrier Admits Role In Stealing Tax Refund Checks As Part Of Scam CAMDEN, N.J. – A former U.S. Postal employee from Burlington County, New Jersey, today admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal income tax refund checks from the U.S. Mail, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Earl Champagne, 47, […]