The Newark Post Office is located in the Ohio Valley District of the Central Area. We conducted this audit in response to concerns raised by the OIG Office of Investigation of potential stamp stock manipulation. Our objective was to determine whether stamps, money orders, and cash were adequately protected at the Newark, OH, Post Office.
We started our fieldwork after the president of the United States issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) on March 13, 2020. However, the results of this audit do not reflect operational changes and/or service impacts that may have occurred at this facility as a result of the pandemic.