U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General

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Fact Friday: Did you know Generation Zers engage with the mail by sending/receiving cards, letters, and packages? https:...
09/25/2020

Fact Friday: Did you know Generation Zers engage with the mail by sending/receiving cards, letters, and packages? https://go.usa.gov/xGV3R

Do you have experience with federal investigations? If so, check out our multiple openings for narcotics investigators i...
09/24/2020

Do you have experience with federal investigations? If so, check out our multiple openings for narcotics investigators in Miami, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Tuscon, AZ; Louisville, KY; and Lakewood (Cleveland), OH. Apply here: https://go.usa.gov/xGVyD

According to our research, Generation Z is not only familiar with the Postal Service but also finds it relevant to them....
09/22/2020

According to our research, Generation Z is not only familiar with the Postal Service but also finds it relevant to them. Our latest OIG white paper provides insight into how Gen Z can engage with Postal Service products and services as they transition to adulthood. For more information, read the paper here: https://go.usa.gov/xGm22

Do you have experience with network operations and agency-wide network technology solutions? We have an opening for a Ne...
09/22/2020

Do you have experience with network operations and agency-wide network technology solutions? We have an opening for a Network Operations Senior Engineer Specialist within the Office of Chief Information Officer at our headquarters in Arlington, VA. Apply here: https://go.usa.gov/xGm2f

Could the Postal Service could play a significant role in bringing full benefits of 5G and other broadband service to pa...
09/21/2020

Could the Postal Service could play a significant role in bringing full benefits of 5G and other broadband service to parts of the country? Our Pushing the Envelope Blog this week highlights our recent white paper about USPS role in these services. Read the blog here: https://go.usa.gov/xGPWJ

According to our research, USPS package delivery in rural, urban, and suburban areas can each have their own set of chal...
09/18/2020
Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas | USPS Office of Inspector General

According to our research, USPS package delivery in rural, urban, and suburban areas can each have their own set of challenges. Our latest OIG white paper provides insights into how USPS can increase package delivery efficiency. For more information, read the paper here: https://go.usa.gov/xGQTG

Sep 16 2020 View PDF Report Number: RISC-WP-20-008 Type: White Papers Category: Delivery / Mail Processing 0 Comments September 16, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-008) Package delivery in rural and urban environments comes with challenges not experienced in suburban environments, such as numerous apartment bui...

In September 2017, the Postal Service began replacing 7- and 11- ton cargo vans and adding new lift gates. How effective...
09/17/2020

In September 2017, the Postal Service began replacing 7- and 11- ton cargo vans and adding new lift gates. How effective and safe are the lift gates used on these cargo vans? Find out in our latest OIG audit: https://go.usa.gov/xGRdF

Do you have experience with auditing or information systems? We have multiple openings varying from entry-level to exper...
09/16/2020

Do you have experience with auditing or information systems? We have multiple openings varying from entry-level to experienced for an Information Systems auditor/program analyst in the Office of Audit, Information Technology team in Arlington, VA and Eagan, MN. Apply here: https://go.usa.gov/xGNu3

We're looking for an experienced senior executive to fill our Deputy Inspector General (DAIG) opening in our Office of I...
09/16/2020

We're looking for an experienced senior executive to fill our Deputy Inspector General (DAIG) opening in our Office of Investigations. In addition to leading field investigations and operations, the DAIG will serve as a principal advisor to a staff of professionals dedicated to ensuring the accountability and efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service. Get the details here: https://go.usa.gov/xGN5H

Are you a college student interested in gaining experience in federal law enforcement? USPS OIG has openings for paid st...
09/16/2020

Are you a college student interested in gaining experience in federal law enforcement? USPS OIG has openings for paid student cooperative positions in our Office of Investigations, Great Lakes Field Office, multiple locations. Expected employment of one year. Apply here: https://go.usa.gov/xGN5C

2L and 3L level law students . . . Our Office of General Counsel in Arlington, VA has openings for two paid student co-o...
09/15/2020

2L and 3L level law students . . . Our Office of General Counsel in Arlington, VA has openings for two paid student co-op positions. You will be assisting attorneys who advise on audits, investigations, ethics, employment, litigation, contracts, federal appropriations, and other matters that arise in the Office of Inspector General. For more information visit https://go.usa.gov/xG5Ty

09/14/2020

Our latest OIG white paper examines how the U.S. Postal Service is uniquely situated to play a role in helping bring 5G and broadband service to those areas of the country currently unserved or underserved. Read the full white paper here: https://go.usa.gov/xGXBU

Did you know #USPS plays an instrumental role in our nation’s response to natural disasters and emergencies? Check out o...
09/14/2020

Did you know #USPS plays an instrumental role in our nation’s response to natural disasters and emergencies? Check out our Pushing the Envelope Blog this week highlighting our recent white paper about USPS's role within the COVID pandemic. Read the blog here: https://go.usa.gov/xGX3x

The report, Independent Report to OPM - Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, Supplemental Semiannual Headcoun...
09/14/2020

The report, Independent Report to OPM - Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Reporting is now available on our website. For the results, read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xG9hj

When a USPS vehicle is hit/damaged by a private party, the Postal Service can potentially recover costs. How effectively...
09/14/2020

When a USPS vehicle is hit/damaged by a private party, the Postal Service can potentially recover costs. How effectively did the agency do so for the more than 58,000 accidents its vehicles were involved in during fiscal years 2018 and 2019? Find out in our latest audit: https://go.usa.gov/xG9J8

Are you a college student interested in gaining experience in federal law enforcement? USPS OIG has openings for paid st...
09/11/2020

Are you a college student interested in gaining experience in federal law enforcement? USPS OIG has openings for paid student cooperative positions in our Office of Investigations, Great Lakes Field Office, multiple locations. Expected employment of one year. Apply here: https://go.usa.gov/xGkM4

Did you know USPS operates a fleet of 40,000 alternative fuel-capable vehicles, most of which are equipped to use ethano...
09/11/2020

Did you know USPS operates a fleet of 40,000 alternative fuel-capable vehicles, most of which are equipped to use ethanol? https://facts.usps.com/

A Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and a mailer, involving custo...
09/11/2020

A Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and a mailer, involving customized pricing for the mailer in exchange for meeting volume and mail preparation requirements. In our latest audit, we evaluated whether one mailer is compliant with NSA provisions. For the results, read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xGkQ8

Our latest OIG white paper examined the Postal Service’s role in the National Response Framework. It discusses the vital...
09/10/2020

Our latest OIG white paper examined the Postal Service’s role in the National Response Framework. It discusses the vital responsibilities USPS has -- both now and in the past -- in response to disasters and emergencies such as hurricanes, bioterrorism, pandemics, and other incidents. Read all our findings here: https://go.usa.gov/xGKDE

Did you know that most of the Postal Service's Long-Life Vehicles are between 25 and 32 years old? Check out our Pushing...
09/08/2020

Did you know that most of the Postal Service's Long-Life Vehicles are between 25 and 32 years old? Check out our Pushing the Envelope Blog this week highlighting our recent audit report about USPS's strategy for acquiring the new Next Generation Delivery Vehicle. Read the blog here: https://go.usa.gov/xGWM2

Based on data analytics, OIG auditors evaluated USPS stamp stock shipments’ claims for losses in a district where losses...
09/04/2020
District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses | USPS Office of Inspector General

Based on data analytics, OIG auditors evaluated USPS stamp stock shipments’ claims for losses in a district where losses rose substantially in the last two years, increasing 1,012 percent from FY 2018 to FY 2019. For the results, read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xGb6P

Sep 03 2020 View PDF Report Number: 20-249-R20 Type: Audit Reports Category: Finance 0 Comments Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses in the [redacted] District. The [redacted] District is in the Capital Metro Area. T...

Based on data analytics, OIG auditors evaluated USPS stamp stock shipments’ claims for losses in a district where losses...
09/04/2020
District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses | USPS Office of Inspector General

Based on data analytics, OIG auditors evaluated USPS stamp stock shipments’ claims for losses in a district where losses rose substantially in the last two years, increasing 1,012 percent from FY 2018 to FY 2019. For the results, read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xGb6P

Sep 03 2020 View PDF Report Number: 20-249-R20 Type: Audit Reports Category: Finance 0 Comments Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses in the [redacted] District. The [redacted] District is in the Capital Metro Area. T...

FactFriday: Did you know that USPS processes and delivers over 472 million pieces of mail per day? Here at USPS OIG we w...
09/04/2020

FactFriday: Did you know that USPS processes and delivers over 472 million pieces of mail per day? Here at USPS OIG we want to ensure the efficiency of these operations and programs so we can continue to serve you adequately. https://facts.usps.com/one-day/#fact49

Do you know what an arrow key is? Is the Postal Service managing controls over them? Find out in our latest OIG audit: h...
09/02/2020

Do you know what an arrow key is? Is the Postal Service managing controls over them? Find out in our latest OIG audit: https://go.usa.gov/xG2vh

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's an expected increase in the number of Americans who will choose to vote by mai...
09/01/2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's an expected increase in the number of Americans who will choose to vote by mail and avoid in-person voting in the upcoming general election. Is the Postal Service ready to manage that increase? Find out in our latest OIG audit: https://go.usa.gov/xG4QA

Ever wonder where parcels go if the labels fall off? Check out our Pushing the Envelope Blog this week based on our audi...
08/31/2020

Ever wonder where parcels go if the labels fall off? Check out our Pushing the Envelope Blog this week based on our audit report about the U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center to find out. Read the blog here: https://go.usa.gov/xGYuR

Are you a college student interested in gaining federal government experience in auditing? USPS OIG has openings for pai...
08/26/2020

Are you a college student interested in gaining federal government experience in auditing? USPS OIG has openings for paid student cooperative positions in our Office of Audit in multiple locations. Expected employment of one year. Apply here: https://go.usa.gov/xGx9T

Do you enjoy gathering, organizing, and analyzing data to help solve problems and drive insights? Are you creative and e...
08/26/2020

Do you enjoy gathering, organizing, and analyzing data to help solve problems and drive insights? Are you creative and enjoy implementing innovative ideas? Then check out this job opportunity at OIG headquarters in Arlington, VA. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xGx9S

Did you know that from fiscal years 2014 to 2019, the Postal Service's annual overtime costs increased from $3.7 to $5 b...
08/26/2020

Did you know that from fiscal years 2014 to 2019, the Postal Service's annual overtime costs increased from $3.7 to $5 billion? That's not all we found in our latest OIG audit. Read all the details in the full report here: https://go.usa.gov/xGxku

Did you know the Postal Service moved to the cloud-based HERO system to replace the old Human Resource system? The OIG's...
08/26/2020

Did you know the Postal Service moved to the cloud-based HERO system to replace the old Human Resource system? The OIG's latest audit report determined if the system was implemented in accordance with management policies and guidelines. Read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xGx4a

When your business rolls out a new service, you want to make sure your salespeople can tell customers about it and answe...
08/24/2020

When your business rolls out a new service, you want to make sure your salespeople can tell customers about it and answer any questions they may have. Check out our Pushing the Envelope Blog this week to see how well USPS prepped staff for roll out of the Informed Delivery service. Read the blog here: https://go.usa.gov/xGqMV

We have three positions open for experienced leaders who will serve as principal advisors to our Assistant Inspector Gen...
08/21/2020

We have three positions open for experienced leaders who will serve as principal advisors to our Assistant Inspector General for Audit. Great opportunities for anyone with the ability and desire to effectively manage a large geographically dispersed staff of professionals dedicated to ensuring the accountability and efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service. Get the details here: https://go.usa.gov/xfSh7

Did you know the Postal Service has been using the same independent public accounting firm since 1972 for professional s...
08/21/2020

Did you know the Postal Service has been using the same independent public accounting firm since 1972 for professional services? Our latest audit report determined whether cost-savings opportunities exist in this professional services contract. Read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xfhqQ

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