USPS OIG Report: Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

Objective The Postal Service partners with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to deliver mail to military facilities in the continental U.S. as well as military and DoS diplomatic personnel and their families outside the continental U.S. Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s military and diplomatic…

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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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CBP and USPS Should Assess Costs and Benefits of Using Electronic Advance Data

What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary federal agency tasked with targeting and inspecting inbound international items and seizing illegal goods, including illegal or inadmissible drugs and merchandise. As mail and express cargo arrive in the United States, both the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and express consignment operators (such as…

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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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