Background

The Far Rockaway Main Post Office (MPO) and Park Station units are in the Triboro District of the Northeast Area. OIG data analytics identified districts with high amounts of local purchases and payments recorded to Account Identifier Code (AIC) 587, Miscellaneous Services, which were paid by cash or money order.

Based on our data analysis for fiscal year (FY) 2019, Quarter (Q) 3, we identified the Far Rockaway MPO and Park Station had local purchases and payments totaling $10,583. The local purchases for miscellaneous services for the Far Rockaway MPO and Park Station were 70 percent of the overall amount of local purchases for miscellaneous services in the Triboro District for the same timeframe. In addition, this amount was the third highest in the nation. The Far Rockaway Park Station Manager was the former Far Rockway MPO Postmaster and the manager for all eight local purchases and payments.

Our objective was to determine whether local purchases and payments made at the Far Rockaway MPO and Park Station were valid and properly supported and processed.

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