USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Workhour Charges in the Southern Area

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of maintenance employee workhour charges at selected processing facilities in the U.S. Postal Service’s Southern Area. We conducted site visits and reviewed a sample of workhour charges for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at six mail processing facilities selected based on planned versus actual maintenance workhours. The facilities…

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USPS OIG Report: Timecard Adjustments in the Greater Boston District

Objective This report responds to a request from U.S. Congressmen Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch regarding unauthorized timecard manipulations that impacted employee workhours at selected U.S. Postal Service facilities in the Greater Boston District. Our objective was to assess whether timecard adjustments were conducted in accordance with Postal Service policy. The Postal Service uses the…

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Errors by supervisor leaves Houston-area USPS employees underpaid

By Joel Eisenbaum – December 27, 2017 HOUSTON – Some United States Postal Service employees in the Houston area, saddled with 14-hour days and seven-day workweeks over the last month because of the holidays, have been underpaid thousands of dollars, Channel 2 Investigates has learned. “Every week they say: ‘Next Friday, next Friday, next Friday,’,”…

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USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory at Carrollton, TX Main Office

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Carrollton Main Office in Carrollton, TX, reported perfect inventory counts for four quarters in a row from…

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Documents show Richmond letter carriers’ pay reduced by supervisors

Jeremy Lazarus – November 23, 2016 At least three supervisors in Richmond’s Main Post Office appear to routinely change the time cards of letter carriers — without the carriers’ knowledge or permission — in order to reduce their pay. Documents provided to the Free Press for five carriers show that their digital time cards —…

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USPS OIG Report: Function 4 Customer Service – Connecticut Valley District

Background As part of its ongoing effort to provide cost-effective, high-quality customer service, the U.S. Postal Service tracks customer service activities at post offices, stations, and branches. These activities are known as Function 4 operations and include Post Office boxes, retail windows, vending equipment; and miscellaneous administrative and mail forwarding operations, as well as scanning…

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USPS OIG Blog: More than Bargained for

May 30, 2016 With many lengthy disputes that are eventually settled, differences between parties sometimes linger. That seems to be the case with the 40-year-old dispute between Postal Service management and labor over the number of hours a postmaster or supervisor can spend performing work typically reserved for bargaining unit employees. In late 2014, the…

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