USPS OIG Audit Project: Select Workshare Discount Calculations

Project start date: Monday, July 24, 2023
Estimated release: February 2024

The Postal Service offers postage rate discounts to mailers for presorting, pre-barcoding, handling, or transporting mail. These discounts incentivize mailers to perform specific activities prior to dropping mail at a postal facility. The Postal Service uses the discounts to increase its operational efficiencies by encouraging mailers to perform activities it would otherwise have to perform. Our objective is to assess the Postal Service’s workshare discount calculation process for select mail products to ensure that the discounts align with avoided costs. The scope of our audit is for fiscal years 2018 through 2022. The estimated report release date is February 2024.

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Source: USPS OIG

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