USPS OIG: Where’s My Mail?

USPS OIG Blog – May 26, 2020 With three agencies that have “U.S. Postal Service” in their names, and each one having different responsibilities and jurisdictions, it’s no wonder people sometimes aren’t sure where to turn for help with lost, delayed, or damaged mail. With the Postal Service solely responsible for mail delivery, it’s almost…

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USPS OIG urges employees to be on alert for mail theft of stimulus checks

The Office of Inspector General is strongly encouraging every employee to be on high alert over the coming weeks for any signs of mail theft. Capitalizing on this crisis to steal stimulus funds is against the law and will not be tolerated. The Office of Inspector General is coordinating with our federal, state and local…

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USPS OIG: Complaints Hotline Can Assist You With 

Our Hotline was launched in August 1997, shortly after our agency was established, to provide a vital communications link between the OIG and Postal Service stakeholders. The Hotline allows us to receive complaints from employees, customers, and the public. Complaints include alleged fraud; waste of funds or resources; mail theft and other postal crimes committed…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Delivering Protection to Every Address in America

Last year, the United States Postal Service® delivered over 146 billion pieces of mail to almost 159 million addresses. Who protects all this mail, the network of employees who deliver it, and the customers who receive it? The United States Postal Inspection Service® does. The Postal Inspection Service traces its history to August 7, 1775,…

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USPS installing ‘Cadillac of Mailboxes’ across northeast Queens to stop mail theft

By Jenna Bagcal – January 8, 2019 Plans to replace regular blue mailboxes with high-security collection boxes are underway in the confines of the Bayside-based 111th Precinct. According to Donna Harris, a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS), the independent government agency is actively working on providing residents within the 111th Precinct with…

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Federal Initiative Aimed at Curbing Mail Theft

Monday, December 17, 2018 LITTLE ROCK—Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced a joint statewide federal initiative with a goal to catch and federally prosecute mail thieves this holiday season and beyond. During Monday’s press conference, Hiland was joined by Duane “DAK” Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues in San Antonio, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to evaluate mail delivery issues on selected routes at the San Antonio – Heritage Station. The Heritage Station is in the Rio Grande District of the Southern Area. We conducted the audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential operational risks…

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USPS supervisor, husband charged with stealing $8K watch in mail

By Charlie Langton – Nov 28, 2017 DETROIT (WJBK) – A U.S. postal worker and her husband are accused of intercepting thousands of dollars in jewelry and then selling it at a Metro Detroit pawn shop. Kewein Skinner and his wife, Shantaina, were arrested for intercepting a Patek Phillippe watch worth $8,000. According to a…

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