USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has developed and implemented adequate controls to ensure proper oversight of area cases. The mission of the Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail…

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USPS OIG Report: Nationwide Employee Background Screening

Objective During fiscal year (FY) 2017 and 2018, the Postal Service hired 165,543 employees nationwide. Applicants must complete the initial pre-screening process, which is the first step in determining suitability for an initial job offer. The pre-screening process includes conducting the interview, drug screening, and local criminal background check. Upon acceptance of the job offer…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Testimony to U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (video)

U. S. Postal Inspection Service – Published on Jul 18, 2019 Criminal Investigation Group Inspector in Charge Delany De Leon-Colon testified on 7/17/19 before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on our efforts to combat scams.  

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USPS: Use MIRT to track hazardous material incidents

The Postal Inspection Service wants USPS employees to know about an online tool that makes it easier to track hazardous material incidents within the postal network. The Mailpiece Incident Report Tool (MIRT) is a data repository for reporting leaks and spills, as well as hazardous material incidents at Postal Service facilities. MIRT must be used…

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How US postal inspectors go ‘undercover’ on the dark web

By David Thornton – July 11, 2019 For federal agents investigating cybercrimes, gathering open source intelligence is a lot like going undercover. They establish fake identities to gain the trust of the bad guys, and gather information on criminal activities. They just do it all from a keyboard. “To simplify it, you’re basically just trying…

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USPS OIG: Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division

Objective The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail. In fiscal year 2018, the Postal Inspection Service had about 1,300…

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Postal Inspection Service highlights Operation Protect Veterans

The Postal Inspection Service is marking National Consumer Protection Week by promoting Operation Protect Veterans, a national campaign to raise awareness of vet-related scams and fraud schemes. Research shows that veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as other people. In a survey by the University of Chicago, veterans reported…

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USPS: Postal Police seek officers

Are you interested in securing USPS facilities and protecting employees and other people on postal property? The Postal Inspection Service will accept applications for Postal Police officers from Friday, Feb. 8, through Thursday, Feb. 14. Only USPS career employees can apply to this announcement. Postal Police officers patrol USPS premises to prevent loss or damage…

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