Background

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sales Transactions – Brooklyn, NY, New Lots Station. The Brooklyn New Lots Station is in the Triboro District of the Northeast Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations.

No Sale Transactions should be relatively rare because they are used to open the retail associate’s (RA) cash drawer when no transaction occurs, typically to exchange higher value currency for lower value currency dominations. The OIG’s data analytics identified the Brooklyn, NY, New Lots Station with 2,135 No Sale Transactions from January 1 to March 31, 2018. This represented 9 percent of the unit’s total retail transactions and was one of the top 10 units in the Triboro District with the highest number of No Sales Transactions for fiscal year 2018 Quarter 2.

 Excessive No Sales Transactions allows unnecessary exposure to the contents of the Retail Systems Software (RSS)2 terminal drawer, which contains cash, checks, credit card information, stamps, and money orders. The objective of this audit was to determine whether No Sales Transactions are monitored and managed effectively at the Brooklyn, NY, New Lots Station.

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