The Postal Service spends approximately $13 billion each year with contractors, most of whom are also customers of the Postal Service. Meanwhile, the Postal Service has experienced the most significant mail decline in its history. Mail volume fell by 9.5 billion pieces in fiscal year (FY) 2008. The economic stress of current times is a major factor in this decline, and additional Postal Service revenue is lost when major businesses merge and combine their customer mail base.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Inspector General Act of 1978, but the concept of oversight goes all the way back to the country’s founding when General George Washington adopted a European practice by...Read More