• Project Title:
  • Controls over Time and Materials and Labor Hours Contracts
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • March 2018

U.S. Postal Service Contracting Officers (CO), in collaboration with the Purchase and Supply Management team, are responsible for selecting the best contract type for a purchase. Certain contract types — such as Time and Materials (T&M) and Labor Hour contracts — are riskier than others and require adequate monitoring to ensure efficiency and prevent waste. The CO must include a ceiling price and applicable clauses in the contract and must provide justification if the ceiling price will be exceeded.

Our audit will determine if COs are administering T&M and Labor Hour contracts according to the Supplying Principles and Practices (SP&P). 

  • What are some best practices for controlling costs in T&M and Labor Hour contracts?
  • What internal controls should be implemented to ensure COs are monitoring T&M and Labor Hour contracts adequately?  

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  • anon

    I have had several pieces of mail, like a Debit or Credit card, basically anything that looks like it may have financial information, that has been damaged, like someone has tried to or has actually opened it enough to get card numbers, or information. Two pieces looked like a vehicle had run over them, like a tire mark trying to hide the fact that it was opened. I have always canceled those cards right away, I has happed at least 8 times in the last year, It concerns me that someone either my carrier, or someone along the way has tampered with my mail. Please let me know what I should do.

    Nov 04, 2017
  • anon

    How about you use the RCAs that are already a member if the force and are just waiting for someone in the office to call out sick or on leave.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • anon

    I wish that precision in the control over the delivering of the mail; because like that it happened that the mail which was supposed to be delivered to myself ended with the third party; for this reason i wish that this way should be fixed and i get back my documents including my passport ...thank you

    Oct 27, 2017

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