A decade ago, we blogged for the first time – an introduction to who we are and what we do. Our Pushing the Envelope blog was our first launch into social media space. We designed it to engage stakeholders about our work, and about the broader issues affecting the U.S. Postal Service.
No matter the industry, it’s always better to address the root cause of a problem than put a Band-Aid on the symptom.
We find data analytics — which includes data mining, risk assessments, and predictive analytics — lets us find the most effective ways to detect fraud, waste, and mismanagement at the U.S. Postal Service. Data analytics allows us to synthesize data in ways that get to the very core of a problem or inefficiency, so we can then identify possible solutions.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Inspector General Act of 1978, but the concept of oversight goes all the way back to the country’s founding when General George Washington adopted a European practice by appointing agents to inspect his army and report their findings.