USPS OIG: Underground Storage Tanks

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in managing its underground storage tank (UST) program. As of May 2018, the Postal Service had 145 active and 35 inactive tanks in the UST program. Active USTs contain fuel (gasoline and diesel) to power generators and its fleet of vehicles. USTs are designated as…

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USPS OIG: Northeast Area Site Security Review

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service established and implemented effective environmental and physical security controls according to Postal Service policy at the [redacted] Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service has the mail processing resources, information technology (IT) network, and transportation infrastructure to deliver mail to every residential and…

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USPS OIG: No Sale Transactions – Bloomfield, NJ, Main Office

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sale Transactions – Bloomfield, NJ, Main Office, which is in the Northern New Jersey District of the Northeast Area. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations. Read full report Source:…

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USPS OIG: FY 2018 Selected Financial Activities and Accounting Records

Objective Our audit objectives were to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service: Fairly stated accounting transactions in the general ledger and whether selected controls surrounding those transactions were designed and operating effectively. Properly tested, documented, and reported its examination of selected key financial reporting controls related to Headquarters and Accounting Services. The Postal Reorganization Act…

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USPS OIG Report: Release of Personnel Information

Objective This report responds to two congressional requests. One request came from Sen. Thomas Carper and another was a joint request from Reps. Elijah E. Cummings and Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member and Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively. Their requests asked for an investigation into the Postal Service’s…

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USPS OIG Report: Congressional Mandate on Excess Space

Objective In December 2016, the U.S. Congress enacted the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA) of 2016 to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government in managing its properties. The law requires that: The U.S. Postal Service identify properties with space available for use by federal agencies and submit a list of those…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Driver Overtime – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s use of overtime for Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers in the Houston District. The Postal Service has a PVS fleet to move mail between processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, and local businesses and mailers. PVS is primarily used for distances within a 50-mile…

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USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Workhour Charges in the Southern Area

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of maintenance employee workhour charges at selected processing facilities in the U.S. Postal Service’s Southern Area. We conducted site visits and reviewed a sample of workhour charges for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at six mail processing facilities selected based on planned versus actual maintenance workhours. The facilities…

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