USPS OIG: Special Agents at Work

In a recent blog, we noted how we organize our work. Our blogs tend to feature our audit work because it allows us to seek input and feedback that can shape ongoing or future work. That doesn’t mean it’s quiet in the Office of Investigations. In fact, there’s always a lot going on there. Our…

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DOJ: Northrop Grumman Agrees to Pay $5.2 Million to Settle Allegations of False Labor Charges

The Justice Department announced today that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to pay $5.2 million to resolve its alleged False Claims Act liability for falsely billing labor under contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS). NGSC, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, provides information and technology services to commercial and government…

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Senator McCaskill Seeks Answers on USPS Funded TV Crime Drama

Senator requests details from USPS about their sponsorship of the weekly Saturday morning TV show, ‘The Inspectors’ Press Release – December 14, 2017 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding to know how and why the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsors a weekly TV show on CBS. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest

Objective Our objective was to determine if the U.S. Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) contracting practices, including avoidance of conflicts of interest, are in compliance with Postal Service policies and procedures and in line with industry practices. What the OIG Found We found that the Postal Service’s HCR contracting practices were not always in…

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Honest assessments needed to determine next steps for Postal Service

The Hill - Opinion

By Leslie K. Paige – December 11, 2015 If Americans have noticed that their mail is being delivered later and more erratically in 2015 than in the past, it is not their imaginations — it is true. On Aug. 13, 2015 the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General released a report highlighting a…

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Postal Service to Squander $2 Billion on Vehicles

By John Gizzi – December 1, 2015 The U.S Postal Service is now on the verge of unveiling its new fleet of delivery vehicles — which will cost more than $2 billion. The plan underscores waste the service cannot afford. This was the conclusion of a just-released study commissioned by the advocacy group Securing America’s…

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USPS OIG Audit: Undeliverable As Addressed Mail

How does undeliverable as addressed mail impact you as a sender or receiver? Each year, about 6.8 billion mailpieces cannot be delivered as addressed for reasons such as people and businesses moving, illegible addresses, or deceased addressees. It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans change their addresses annually. However, not all moves are…

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