USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Expenses – Woodlawn Station, Birmingham, AL


This report presents the results of our audit of the Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses – Birmingham, AL, Woodlawn Station Post Office. The Woodlawn Station Post Office is in the Alabama-Mississippi District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations.

U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General data analytics identified the Woodlawn Station recorded in Account Identifier Code 594, Vehicle Supplies Expense, totaling $47,553 for the period October 1, 2018, through March 31, 2021. This represents 60 percent of the district’s vehicle supplies expenses recorded in AIC 594. In addition, these expenses increased significantly at the Woodlawn Station from $5,733 for fiscal year (FY) 2019 to $24,930, for FY 2020. For the period October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 (Quarters 1 and 2), the unit has spent $16,890.

Findings Summary

We determined that Woodlawn Station PO vehicle supplies expenses were not appropriate, properly supported or processed. We found that none of the 2,419 transactions reviewed were appropriate, reimbursements were not properly supported, and Voyager cards were used in addition to reimbursements.

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Source: USPS Office of Inspector General

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