• Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 11 min ago

    Hi Bob. Thanks for your comments. Printing additional stamps is trending, as well as the displeasure over the Circus stamps.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 12 min ago

    Thanks, John. Another call for refunds. You are among several who’ve requested the Postal Service authorize refunds.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 13 min ago

    Thanks for your comments Michael. Another plea for soakable stamps… and another critique regarding the volume of stamps printed.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 14 min ago

    We appreciate your positive comments. Very interesting to compare and contrast all the comments to this blog topic. Collectors are passionate about their hobby.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 15 min ago

    Again, thank you for taking the time to respond. Another comment regarding the availability of stamps at the Post Offices.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 15 min ago

    Thanks for taking the time to express your opinions, Ronald. We’ve seen a pattern emerge with the number of stamps issued, the face value of the stamps, the distribution/availability of those stamps, and a strong desire to return to soakable stamps (at least in some form).

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 16 min ago

    Merlin, as others before you, you have expressed displeasure over the Circus stamps. We appreciate your comments and will consider all blog comments for potential future audits or reviews in the philatelic area.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 17 min ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. We’ve received several comments both for and against the lottery concept. We appreciate customers and collectors expressing their viewpoints and caring enough to become involved.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 18 min ago

    David, 70 of the 100 Un-Inverted Jenny stamp sheets were distributed to Postal Offices. The remaining 30 were held at the Stamp Fulfillment Services. At the time of our audit, 23 Un-Inverted Jenny stamp sheets remained in inventory at the Stamp Fulfillment Services. The Postal Service is currently developing a plan to address that inventory by August 31, 2015.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 18 min ago

    Hi Robert… thanks for your positive comments. Again, very interesting the various viewpoints collectors seem to have. Many have requested the rebirth of the soakable stamp.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 19 min ago

    Thanks for taking the time to express your opinions, James. We appreciate your involvement.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 20 min ago

    Martin, thanks for your comments. Like you, others have suggested philatelist involvement in some way. This may be an idea to pursue.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 22 min ago

    Thanks for your comments, Tom. Your comment was written to Megan Brennan, Postmaster General. In the spirit of fair disclosure, we want to clarify that while Ms. Brennan may have read this blog, it is the OIG that is responding, not the Postmaster General. The Postal Service is currently developing responses to all of OIG’s recommendations and anticipates complete corrective actions by December 31, 2015. Additionally, we appreciate your comments on the number of stamps issues each year, and the variety of subjects used.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 23 min ago

    Hi Wayne. Our objective did not specifically address the costs associated with this print run. We focused on regulatory and statutory compliance and the overall process used to manage innovative ideas related to stamp promotions. At this time, we do not plan to audit the costs associated with this print run or costs associated with commemorate stamps. However, we may consider that for a future follow-on audit.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 24 min ago

    Thank you for sharing your viewpoint, Michael. And good luck with your 19th Century stamp hunt.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 24 min ago

    Thanks for your comments, Joe. The CBS Sunday Morning segment was very interesting.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 25 min ago

    Mark, thanks for your comments. Several comments on the face value of the stamp.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 26 min ago

    Thank you for your suggestion, Michael. The Celebrate stamp you designed is one of my personal favorites. I appreciate your talent!

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 27 min ago

    Thank you, Frank. Your viewpoint is very interesting. We appreciate the polar opposite opinions that collectors have. It does stimulate additional thought.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 28 min ago

    Thanks for your comments, Al. Another shout-out for soakable stamps! You’ve offered some good suggestions for collectible stamps. We will consider your comments for possible future audits or reviews.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 28 min ago

    Hi Michael. There have been many comments about fraud. Fraud is a legal term and is generally addressed by the OIG’s Office of Investigation. This blog is in response to the OIG’s Office of Audit’s report. The Office of Audit neither proves or disproves fraud, that is for the courts to decide. Our audit evaluated compliance with Postal Service regulations and statutory requirements, and reviewed the process for managing innovative ideas related to stamp promotions. The Office of Investigations is responsible for employee investigations and ultimately, any legal actions that may or may not be imposed.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 29 min ago

    Thanks for your suggestion, Mark. Printing additional Un-Inverted Jenny stamp sheets is a popular solution among collectors.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 31 min ago

    Greg, thank you for taking the time to respond. To clarify, 70 of the 100 Un-Inverted Jenny stamp sheets were randomly distributed to retail Post Offices. 30 of the 100 Un-Inverted Jenny stamp sheets were held by the Stamp Fulfillment Services. A majority (70%) were in masked circulation. Only 30% of the stamp sheets were held in a secure location within the Stamp Fulfillment Services.

    As an oversight agency, the OIG closely monitors our recommendations. We hold the Postal Service accountable to take appropriate actions to address the recommendations. Open recommendations are reported to Congress twice each year in our Semi-Annual Report to Congress.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 32 min ago

    Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion, Jack. The number of positive blog responses are as interesting to read and consider in contrast to those more critical responses.

  • Reply to: Jenny Come Lately   16 hours 32 min ago

    Interesting viewpoint, Ken. As we’ve seen in the blog responses, collectors have varied opinions on the topic.

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