Background

The Pratt and Metropolitan Station Post Offices are in the New York District of the Atlantic Area. During this audit, Pratt Station employees were co-located at the Metropolitan Station PO. However, vehicle supplies expenses of each PO were kept separate and located approximately 1.5 miles from each other.

OIG data analytics identified districts with high amounts of vehicle supplies expenses recorded to Account Identifier Code (AIC) 594, Vehicle Supplies Expense. Based on our data analysis for fiscal year (FY) 2020 through Quarters (Q) 1 through 3, FY 2021 (October 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021), we identified the Pratt and Metropolitan Station POs had vehicle supplies expenses totaling $40,850 combined. This represents 43 percent of the district’s vehicle supplies expenses recorded in AIC 594. The Pratt Station represented 28 percent and the Metropolitan Station represented 15 percent.

The objective of this audit was to determine whether vehicle, fuel, and oil expenses for the Pratt and Metropolitan Station POs were appropriate and properly supported and processed.

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