Background

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Meter Revenue Refunds – St. Paul, MN, New Brighton Branch. The New Brighton Branch is in the Northland District of the Western Area.

The Postal Service uses Account Identifier Code (AIC) 526, Refund Spoiled/Unused Customer Meter Stamps, to record refunds of spoiled/unused postage meter stamps from customer postage meters. OIG data analytics identified that the New Brighton Branch recorded $50,125 to AIC 526 from April 1 to September 30, 2018. Meter revenue refunds at the New Brighton Branch accounted for 28 percent of all refunds processed under AIC 526 in the Northland District for the same timeframe, making the New Brighton Branch the facility with the most refunds in the Northland District for the scope period.

The objective of this audit was to determine whether meter revenue refunds were properly issued, supported, and processed.

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