OIG Report: Single Drawer Accountability – Lacona, IA, Post Office

Background U.S. Postal Service management reported a shortage at a remotely managed post office (RMPO) located in Lacona, IA, on August 17, 2016. The reported shortage was $4,658, or 93 percent of the office’s total authorized limit for cash and stamp stock. An RMPO offers part-time window service hours and is staffed by Postal Service…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Single Drawer Accountability – [Redacted] Post Office

Background U.S. Postal Service management reported stock shortages at a remotely managed post office in [redacted] in June 2016 and November 2016. The reported shortages were $1,706, or 34 percent, and $1,051, or 21 percent, respectively, of the office’s total authorized limit of $5,000 for cash and stamp stock. A remotely managed post office offers…

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USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory – Houston Long Point Station

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Houston Long Point Station in Houston, TX, reported four perfect inventory counts from April 1, 2015, to…

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