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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Honest assessments needed to determine next steps for Postal Service

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By Leslie K. Paige – December 11, 2015 If Americans have noticed that their mail is being delivered later and more erratically in 2015 than in the past, it is not their imaginations — it is true. On Aug. 13, 2015 the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General released a report highlighting a…

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Former Gates Mills postmaster charged with stealing more than $55,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2015 The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was charged today with theft of property used by the U.S. Postal Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service —…

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Postal worker health fraud rises as mail volume falls

By Michael Dresser – December 27, 2014 For seven years, postal worker Colette Lee collected nearly $250,000 in federal benefits after telling the government she was disabled as a result of a work-related injury. What the Baltimore woman didn’t disclose was a medical history that included injuries in four auto crashes that occurred before she…

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USPS OIG: Nonmachinable Outside Parcels Pilot Program

Audit Report – MS-MA-15-003 – 11/05/2014 Background Nonmachinable Outside (NMO) parcels are packages that, because of their size, weight, or other characteristics, cannot be processed through automation and must be handled through a more labor-intensive and costly manual process. The term “outside” is used for these parcels because they cannot be placed in sacks or…

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OIG: USPS managers need to better monitor refunds in Eastern area

(September 8, 2014) Postal Service managers in the Eastern region aren’t monitoring refunds at post offices even though they increased by millions over the last few years, an Aug. 27 USPS inspector general report says. For 2011 through 2013, post office refunds in the East increased by $2 million–from $6.8 million to $8.8 million–while associated…

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USPS OIG: Calling All Revenue-Generation Ideas

You can’t cut your way to prosperity. That seems to be the message coming out of many of the comments we received on our recent blog about the next phase of network consolidation. So, if cutting alone isn’t the answer, what are your ideas for revenue growth? Five years ago, we ran a blog post…

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