USPS OIG Report: Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers

Objective Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service timely terminated payments to Contract Postal Unit (CPU) and Village Post Office (VPO) suppliers when services were no longer provided. The Postal Service fulfills its universal service obligation partly through its Alternate Access Channels programs, which offer postal products and convenient mail services where customers…

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Former law enforcement officer to be sentenced for embezzlement at Contract Postal Unit (CPU)

(August 3, 2014) A former law enforcement officer is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for conspiring to fraudulently issue and embezzle at least $16,000 in postal money orders at a contract postal station in downtown Statesville in 2011. Steven Stone pleaded guilty in federal court in July 2013 to conspiracy, court records show. Stone and…

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Congressman pressures Postal Officials to reopen Carlstadt Post Office

CARLSTADT – The Carlstadt post office, dedicated to two local fallen Iraqi War veterans, has survived revenue declines and was spared permanent closure in 2011 but now faces “discontinuance” following a three-alarm fire on April 24 that caused its doors to temporarily shut. Since the fire, services have been suspended, and pickups and other services…

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Residents are worried Cherry Grove Contract Postal Unit might close

The Fire Island community of Cherry Grove is rallying to keep its tiny post office open. Betty Faraci, the postmistress of the 10-foot-by-10-foot post office, said she hasn’t received a contract renewal for her job this year from the U.S. Postal Service, causing fears that the post office itself — open three days a week…

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