USPS OIG Strategic Plan for FYs 2017 – 2021 (updated September 2018)

In this Five-Year Strategic Plan for FYs 2017—2021 (updated September 2018), we present our strategic goals and implementation strategies, which reflect our ongoing effort to align with Postal Service and stakeholder strategies. Our three strategic goals are: Promote efficiency and effectiveness of postal operations; Foster integrity by detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse in…

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Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay over $350K for Defrauding USPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay $353,441.42 for Defrauding the United States Postal Service A man from Arlington, South Dakota, has been ordered to pay $353,441.42 to the United States for defrauding the United States Postal Service. As postmaster from 2010 until 2015, Craig Christeson devised a scheme…

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USPS OIG Spring 2018 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: Trucking Company and Its Principals Agree to Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Beam Bros. Trucking Inc. (BBT), and its principals Gerald Beam and Garland Beam, have agreed to pay $1,025,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that BBT overcharged the U.S.Postal Service on contracts to transport mail. BBT is a trucking company located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. USPS contracts with trucking companies, including BBT, to…

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USPS supervisor pleads guilty in theft of marijuana from mail

Scheme involved fellow employee ‘Chuck the Sniffer’ By Curtis Killman – February 5, 2018 A U.S. Postal Service supervisor admitted Monday to participating in a scheme with another employee known as “Chuck the Sniffer” to stealing marijuana from packages at the mail sorting facility in Tulsa. Laura Mae Campbell, 47, of Claremore pleaded guilty in…

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USPS OIG Written Statement on Combatting the Opioid Crisis

January 25, 2018 Excerpt: The Postal Service faces a number of challenges that private companies do not when dealing with illicit narcotics in the mail. For instance, the Postal Service is obligated to deliver international parcels even though it did not originally receive them from the customer. The Postal Service receives limited electronic data about…

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FY 2018 USPS OIG Shutdown Plan to OMB

January 19, 2018 Per OMB Circular A-11 Section 124: The OIG will have 1129 employees on board before implementation of the plan. The OIG will retain 533 employees under the plan. Source: USPS Office of Inspector General

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USPS OIG: Fall 2017 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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