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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OIG Opinion on USPS’s FY 2017 Closing Package Financial Statements

In our opinion, the closing package financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Postal Service as of September 30, 2017, and its net costs and changes in net position for the year then ended in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principals.

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How USPS uses analytics to spot problems at local offices

By Stephanie Kanowitz – Nov 01, 2017 In this era of “do more with less,” the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General is relying heavily on data analytics to monitor performance of post offices’ mail and retail services. “We have to take our agency, the place where it is now, and help guide…

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ELM Revision: Whistleblower Protection

Effective October 12, 2017, the Postal Service is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 666.32, to update how the Office of Inspector General handles allegations of reprisal for the release of infomation. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 6 Employee Relations 666 Prohibited Personnel Practices 666.3 Whistleblower Protection [Revise the text of…

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