Tammy L. Whitcomb | Inspector General, United States Postal Service

The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service appointed Tammy L. Whitcomb as the third Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service on November 29, 2018. Prior to her appointment, Tammy served as the Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General since February 2016. Ms. Whitcomb has also served as the Deputy Inspector General since November 2011. In years prior, Tammy served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit. Tammy came to the Postal Service in November 2005 as an Audit Director.

Tammy started her government career at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Inspection Service, and transitioned with them as a part of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), established in early 1999. During her career at TIGTA, she was an Audit Manager in Dallas, TX for several years before coming to Washington D.C. as the Director of the Office of Management and Policy.

Tammy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from W. J. Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.



BACKGROUND:  The Office of Inspector General was created by Public Law 104-208, which was passed by Congress in the fall of 1996. The Inspector General reports to the Postal Service's nine Presidentially appointed Governors and serves for a maximum term of seven years. To ensure accountability, the Inspector General keeps Congress, the Governors and Postal Service management informed of the office’s work and alerted to potential areas where the Postal Service could be more economical and efficient.