Background

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Local Purchases and Payments: Miscellaneous Services – Sturgeon Bay, WI, Post Office. The Sturgeon Bay Post Office is in the Lakeland District of the Great Lakes Area.

Account Identifier Code 587, Miscellaneous Services, is used to record purchases or expenses associated with payment for office, 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 Sturgeon Bay Post Office totaled $4,325 for fiscal year (FY) 2019, Quarter (Q) 2, which is a significant change from having no activity for FY 2018, Q2. In addition, miscellaneous services for FY 2019, Q2, at the Sturgeon Bay Post Office were the highest for the Lakeland District, or 48 percent of the district’s total of $9,022. It is unusual for one office to have such a high percentage as it relates to other offices in the same district.

Our objective was to determine whether local purchases and payments made at the Sturgeon Bay Post Office for miscellaneous services were valid, properly supported, and processed.

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