USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory – Houston Long Point Station

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Houston Long Point Station in Houston, TX, reported four perfect inventory counts from April 1, 2015, to…

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Postal Service retail sites testing receipt ads

Postal Service retail sites are testing the effectiveness of advertising on paper receipts. More than 200 sites across the nation are determining if ads on the back of standard receipts can raise awareness of USPS products and help cut printing costs. The test includes URLs to help track the number of visits to the My…

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USPS OIG Report: Retail Systems Software-Business Process Controls

Background The U.S. Postal Service is currently replacing its existing retail point of service software with Retail Systems Software (RSS). As of May 2015, the Postal Service has deployed RSS to about 3,400 of the 17,781 retail units. The Postal Service plans a complete nationwide deployment by May 2016. RSS provides point of sale business…

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