USPS OIG Report: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – High Shoals Post Office

Background We conducted this audit in response to an inquiry we received from The White House, Office of Presidential Correspondence, on March 25, 2020, on behalf of a constituent who raised concerns of alleged theft by a postal employee. The inquiry was initially referred to the OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI). OI did not find…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Recovery Center 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center (MRC) operations and identify opportunities for improvement. The MRC is the Postal Service’s “lost and found” department, serving a vital customer service role by processing undeliverable and lost items. The MRC receives items deemed “undeliverable” from Postal Service facilities throughout…

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OIG Report: Single Drawer Accountability – Lacona, IA, Post Office

Background U.S. Postal Service management reported a shortage at a remotely managed post office (RMPO) located in Lacona, IA, on August 17, 2016. The reported shortage was $4,658, or 93 percent of the office’s total authorized limit for cash and stamp stock. An RMPO offers part-time window service hours and is staffed by Postal Service…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Single Drawer Accountability – [Redacted] Post Office

Background U.S. Postal Service management reported stock shortages at a remotely managed post office in [redacted] in June 2016 and November 2016. The reported shortages were $1,706, or 34 percent, and $1,051, or 21 percent, respectively, of the office’s total authorized limit of $5,000 for cash and stamp stock. A remotely managed post office offers…

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ELM Revision: Recognition and Awards – Effective April 2, 2015

Effective April 2, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) subchap­ter 490 to update information relevant to awards for noncareer employees. Revisions have also been made to clarify the reporting of awards for both Contest and Safety awards. * * * * * Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM)…

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VIDEO: Postal Service Battles Illegal Drug Shipments

ROSEVILLE – Roseville Police arrested two suspects in a drug ring that shipped illegal drugs through a local Post Office facility. They say Tim Reimer and Brian Getz based their operation in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area where 141 pounds of processed and wrapped pot was found along with $225,000 in cash. The pot was supposedly…

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