The Kearny Main Post Office (MPO) is in the Northern New Jersey District of the Northeast Area. 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 analysis identified the Kearny MPO had $9,644 in miscellaneous services during fiscal year (FY) 2019, Quarters (Q) 1 through 3. This was a significant change from having no activity for all of FY 2018. In addition, these purchases were 37 percent of the overall amount of local purchases in the Northern New Jersey District for the same timeframe. It is unusual for one office to have such a high dollar increase of miscellaneous services in three quarters.
Our objective was to determine whether local purchases and payments made at the Kearny MPO were valid, properly processed, and supported.