USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has efficient and effective controls to manage the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol (ANP) program. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement officers responsible for enforcing laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use. In 2016, the Postal Inspection Service implemented the…

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USPS: Use Voyager credit cards appropriately

The Postal Service has a reminder for employees: Voyager credit cards are to be used only to purchase fuel for postal vehicles. If you have a USPS-issued Voyager card, don’t use it to buy food, drinks, or fuel for a personal vehicle. Doing so violates the misuse of property provision of the standards of ethical…

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Former President of KS Postal Workers Union Pleads Guilty to One Count of Failure to Maintain Records

On February 27, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Asenath Roland, former President of the Kansas Postal Workers Union (located in Wichita, Kans.), pleaded guilty to one count of failure to maintain records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas…

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Former Groton Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Stealing Government Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 2, 2020 BOSTON – A USPS employee pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled…

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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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USPS statement on need to combat counterfeit and pirated goods entering U.S.

January 24, 2020 The Department of Homeland Security’s timely report released today makes clear the urgent need to combat counterfeit and pirated goods entering the United States. The United States Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are proud to work with DHS and others across law enforcement to remove counterfeit and pirated goods…

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USPS: Watch out for payment device tampering

The Postal Service wants employees to keep an eye out for skimmers — small, hard-to-detect devices that fraudsters place over credit card readers to steal information. USPS recently discovered a skimmer attached to a payment device at a retail site in Great Lakes Area’s Gateway District. The skimmer was placed on top of the PIN…

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Two federal workers involved in shooting at Lovettsville post office

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, says it has been requested to conduct the investigation into the Lovettsville shooting in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Here is the full press release from the sheriff’s office: “The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting…

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