The Hemet Post Office is in the California 6 District of the West Pac Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations.
Every Postal Service-owned vehicle is assigned a Voyager credit card that is used to pay for commercially purchased fuel, oil, and routine maintenance. U.S. Bank operates the program, and Voyager provides a weekly electronic transaction detail file of all Voyager card transactions to the Postal Service’s Fuel Asset Management System (FAMS) eFleet application.
OIG data analytics identified offices with potentially fraudulent Voyager card activity. The Hemet, CA, Post Office had 4,351 posted transactions from July 1 through December 31, 2020, totaling $234,717. This included 578 Voyager card fuel purchases conducted using one supervisor’s PIN valued at $18,697 and FAMS marked 165 transactions as high-risk.
The objective of this audit was to determine whether Voyager card PINs were properly managed and Voyager card transactions were properly reconciled at the Hemet, CA, Post Office.