USPS OIG: Cybersecurity Decision Analysis Reports Review

Objective Our objective was to assess whether Decision Analysis Reports (DAR) I and II cybersecurity investments’ stated performance metrics aligned with the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) strategic and cost objectives. To establish a sound cybersecurity foundation, the Postal Service has made significant investments in information security. In 2015, the Postal Service approved [redacted] million…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Inbound International Mail Operations

This management alert presents the results of our review of Inbound International Mail Operations – [Redacted] and nearby offsite facilities. We are issuing this alert to facilitate immediate corrective actions regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to fulfill the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s advanced electronic data-based holds for inbound international mail. These issues present…

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USPS OIG: Management Alert – Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment

September 5, 2018 This management alert presents Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment. These issues came to our attention during our ongoing Review of Information Technology Network Performance audit. The issues require immediate attention and remediation. Read full report Source: USPS Office of Inspector General

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USPS OIG Blog: This Old Post Office

It makes no difference what part of the country you’re in, post offices nationwide are in need of upkeep and repair. A majority of post office lobbies we reviewed in the Eastern Area have many of the same problems found in other areas. We are nearly done with our series of audits on postal retail…

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USPS OIG Blog: Keep it Clean… and Safe

We hear a lot about the U.S. Postal Service’s brand. And rightfully so. The brand is among its most precious assets. The post office lobby is certainly a lens through which the customer views the brand. A post office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service and often the only close-up look…

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USPS reminds employees to stay vigilant

The Postal Service is reminding employees to remain vigilant at all times regarding the security of USPS facilities and vehicles. Employees should take extra care when accepting mail at retail counters and when collecting or delivering mail. Report any suspicious mail items to Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement officers. Employees must follow these…

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USPS OIG: Is Your Post Office Safe and Well-Maintained?

Project Title: Facility Condition Reviews – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2016 In a 2015 report, the OIG identified poor working conditions at a Post Office in New Mexico. We found problems with heating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as deteriorating building…

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USPS Extra Services Overview

July 2015 Extra services are enhancements that, for a fee in addition to postage, provide greater security and accountability for mail, convenience to the sender, or improved handling. Extra services are not available with Periodicals. Not all extra services are available for all classes of mail and only certain services may be combined for the…

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