USPS OIG Audit Project: How Do AWOL Employees Affect the Postal Service?

Project Title: Unscheduled Leave – AWOL Status Start Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2021 Employees who fail to report for duty on scheduled days are considered absent without leave (AWOL), except when emergencies prevent them from obtaining permission in advance. An employee who is absent without permission or who fails…

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OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the New York District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model (risk model) to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including…

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