Background

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Local Purchases and Payments: Miscellaneous Services – Denver, CO, General Mail Facility (GMF) Station. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations.

Account Identifier Code (AIC) 587, Miscellaneous Services, is used to record purchases or expenses associated with payment for non-custodial, custodial and all miscellaneous services. OIG data analytics identified districts with high amounts of local purchases and payments recorded to AIC 587 paid by cash or money order.

Based on our data analysis, miscellaneous services at the Denver GMF Station totaled $8,917 for fiscal year (FY) 2019, Quarter’s (Q) 1 and 2. This was a significant change from FY 2018 where the entire fiscal year totaled $6,383. In addition, miscellaneous services for FY 2019, Q1 and Q2, at the Denver GMF Station were the highest for the Colorado/Wyoming District (40 percent of the district’s total of $22,404). It is unusual for one office to have such a high percentage as it relates to other offices in the same district.

The objective was to determine whether local purchases and payments for miscellaneous services were valid and properly supported and processed.

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