USPS OIG: Management Alert — International Export Package Advanced Electronic Data

Background The Postal Service, as a major international postal organization, has key responsibilities related to the collection and exchange of advance electronic data (AED) for international packages. These responsibilities were further clarified when Congress passed the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act of 2018 to help stem the flow of opioids shipped to the…

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USPS OIG Report: Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s preparedness for processing international election mail, including military and diplomatic mail. The Postal Service processes international election and political mail for eligible U.S. citizens throughout the world. Military and diplomatic members and their families or other U.S. citizens located in foreign countries can use or receive…

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USPS OIG Report: Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers

Objective In response to the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, the Postal Service designed a program to detect mailers who were not following U.S. Government export laws and regulations. The Postal Service monitors outbound international mailpieces to ensure compliance with U.S. Government export laws and regulations. Postal Service International Service Centers (ISC) distribute…

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USPS OIG Report: Prohibited Inbound International Mailings

Background Inbound international mail originates in foreign countries for delivery in the U.S. This mail typically arrives at one of the five U.S. Postal Service International Service Centers (ISC), the Honolulu Processing and Distribution Center, or the New Jersey International Network Distribution Center. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service recorded inbound international mail…

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