USPS OIG Report: Passport Application Acceptance Operations

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s passport application acceptance operations and identify opportunities for improvement. Since 1975, the Postal Service has leveraged its expansive retail network to accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State (State Department). The State Department is primarily responsible for nationwide passport services. This includes…

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Postal Bulletin: A U.S. Passport is Your Key to International Travel

The U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. A passport book or card is proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens can use each as follows: The…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Phoenix, AZ 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Phoenix, AZ, Main Office and Northeast Station. Both sites are in the Arizona – New Mexico District of the WestPac Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Minneapolis

Background The Minneapolis Main Post Office is located in the Northland District of the Central Area. OIG data analytics identified Minneapolis Main Post Office as having a large stamp inventory of approximately $3 million. Our objective was to determine whether the Minneapolis Main Office properly accounted for stamps, money orders, and cash. Findings We determined…

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USPS: Normal billing for PO Boxes resumes

USPS has ended an extended grace period for nonpayment and resumed normal billing for PO Box customers. On three occasions in recent months, the Postal Service extended the usual 10-day payment grace period to 30 days to assist PO Box customers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 1, the Web Box Activity Tracking System…

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APWU: RCAS to Be Available on SSK Beginning Late June

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:47 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Notification No. GCCC20200285 RCAS to Be Available on SSK Beginning Late June Notification to the APWU on retail customers scheduling new passport appointments via Self-Service Kiosk: This letter is in further reference to the enclosed Postal Service notice dated…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp Count Analysis

Objective We issued a series of reports between September 2016 and June 2017 on Postal Service stamp, money order, and cash inventory accountability at 10 post offices. Also, in April 2018, we performed a nationwide audit of the design and effectiveness of internal controls over stamp stock accountabilities. As a result of these audits, management…

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