USPS OIG: Independent Report to OPM on Employee Benefits

Independent Report to OPM – Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Reporting Objective We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Inspector General and the OPM’s Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist…

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USPS OIG: Election and Political Mail

Political and Election Mail are part of a long tradition in American political history. Political Mail is defined as any mailpiece sent for political campaign purposes by a registered candidate, a campaign committee, or a committee of a political party to promote candidates, referendums, or campaigns. Election Mail refers to items such as ballots, voter…

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Cleveland Postal Service Manager accused of distribution of controlled substances and theft of mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 24, 2020 U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a six-count indictment charging Anthony Sharp, age 30, of South Euclid, Ohio, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, money laundering…

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Retired Postal Worker Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme

USPS OIG News Release – July 1, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison for accepting bribes from business customers in exchange for falsely approving unpaid or underpaid bulk mail shipments, causing more than $11.7 million in total losses to…

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Former Groton Postmaster Sentenced for Stealing Government Funds

DOJ Press Release – June 2, 2020 BOSTON – A former United States Postal Service (USPS) employee was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years of probation, 500 hours…

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Former Kentucky Postmaster Relief Sentenced for Embezzling

DOJ Press Release – June 1, 2020 FRANKFORT, Ky. – A former United States Postal Service (USPS) employee from Eminence, Kentucky, Christina Victoria Gregory, 33, was sentenced in federal court on Monday, to three years of probation, by U.S. District Judge Gregory VanTatenhove, after her conviction for embezzling postal funds. According to her guilty plea…

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USPS OIG: Spring 2020 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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USPS OIG urges employees to be on alert for mail theft of stimulus checks

The Office of Inspector General is strongly encouraging every employee to be on high alert over the coming weeks for any signs of mail theft. Capitalizing on this crisis to steal stimulus funds is against the law and will not be tolerated. The Office of Inspector General is coordinating with our federal, state and local…

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