OIG Opinion on USPS’s FY 2017 Closing Package Financial Statements

In our opinion, the closing package financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Postal Service as of September 30, 2017, and its net costs and changes in net position for the year then ended in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principals.

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ELM Revision: Whistleblower Protection

Effective October 12, 2017, the Postal Service is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 666.32, to update how the Office of Inspector General handles allegations of reprisal for the release of infomation. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 6 Employee Relations 666 Prohibited Personnel Practices 666.3 Whistleblower Protection [Revise the text of…

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USPS OIG: Fall 2016 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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Every Day, 24K Federal Retirees Reach a Busy Signal on OPM’s Toll-Free Line

By Eric Katz – October 27, 2016 Federal retirees with questions about their benefits have long waits before receiving customer service, often encountering busy signals and facing months of delays to written inquiries, according to a new report. More than one in four phone calls to the Office of Personnel Management in fiscal 2015 from…

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USPS OIG distributes fraud awareness poster

Postal Service workplaces will soon receive a new poster that encourages employees to report fraud, crimes and other forms of misconduct. Poster 204 is distributed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), an independent agency that conducts investigations and audits postal programs. The poster is part of the OIG’s efforts to ensure efficiency and integrity…

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NAPS: OIG Unannounced Financial Control Audits

May 18, 2016 Attention Members, The Office of Inspector General will be starting Financial Control audits at all postal facilities. Teams will show up unannounced with the attached letter. Audits will consist of: Voyager Cards Money Orders Voided Transactions Excessive Refunds BMEU Indicators When the OIG performs these audits, it is vital that you have…

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Tampa postal inspector admits to stealing money orders from mail

By Patty Ryan – December 16, 2015 TAMPA — Postal inspectors are the cops of the U.S. Postal Service, protecting carriers and ensuring trust in the mail. They’re usually the ones pointing out wrongdoing, sometimes testifying at criminal trials. But a Tampa postal inspector resigned in disgrace in July and admits to embezzling $5,000 in…

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