It’s that time of year again, when we release our Semiannual Report to Congress (SARC) — a twice yearly look at our work that reflects our mission of ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service.
You have likely heard the term “big data” frequently these days. From health care to marketing to law enforcement techniques, data analytics are driving decisions and improving outcomes.
At the OIG, data analytics — which include data mining, risk assessments, and predictive analytics — allow us to synthesize data in ways that help us better detect fraud and misconduct. Data analytics also help us identify the root causes of problems or inefficiencies, and then develop solutions.