What We Do
The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of America’s postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. With $65 billion in revenue, the Postal Service is at the core of a $1 trillion mailing industry that employs more than 8 million people. The 522,000 employees of the Postal Service comprise the largest civilian federal workforce in the country.
Delivering more than 160 billion pieces of mail yearly to 152 million delivery points and operating 31,000 postal facilities, America’s postal system is one of the government’s most trusted entities. The USPS OIG, an independent agency within the Postal Service under the general supervision of nine presidentially appointed governors, employs more than 1,125 auditors, investigators, and professional support personnel stationed in more than 100 offices to meet the challenge of preserving this trust.
The USPS OIG achieves its mission of helping maintain confidence in the postal system and improving the Postal Service’s bottom line through independent audits and investigations. Audits of postal programs and operations help to determine whether the programs and operations are efficient and cost-effective. Investigations help prevent and detect fraud, waste, and misconduct and have a deterrent effect on postal crimes.