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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USPS OIG Report: No Sale Transactions – LAX – Village Station

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sale Transactions – Los Angeles, CA, LAX – Village Station. The LAX – Village Station is in the Los Angeles District of the Pacific Area. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal…

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USPS OIG Report: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

Objective The Postal Service participates in three retirement plans: The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits (RHB). The first two are pension plans, and the third is set up to fund RHB premiums. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers these programs, including…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail at the Denver P&DC

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine the cause of mail processing delays reported at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service reports mail processing delays when mail is not processed in time to meet its established delivery or when mail is processed but not on the dock in…

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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 Report: No Sale Transactions in Dallas, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sale Transactions – Dallas, TX, Mockingbird Finance Station. The Mockingbird Finance Station is in the Dallas District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations….

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