Below is a list of some of our recently announced audit projects. If you have knowledge or experience related to any of the topics, we encourage you to get in touch with us via the link provided in the project description.

Start Date:
Monday, October 24, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
March, 2023

U.S. Postal Service’s Response to Mail Theft

The Postal Service’s mission is to provide the nation with trusted and secure mail services. Mail theft can occur through various methods, such as the use of stolen and counterfeit keys to access collection boxes; residential mailbox theft; and robbery of mail carriers. We initiated this project’s survey phase on September 2, 2022. Based on that work, we will assess the Postal Service’s response to mail theft by reviewing mail theft complaints and cases for a sample of locations nationwide.

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
April, 2023

Late Trip Payment Process for Highway Contract Routes

The U.S Postal Service uses supplier-operated highway contract routes (HCR) to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, and other designated points. When the Postal Service causes a delay which results in a late HCR trip, the origin facility issues a late slip form to the HCR driver to receive compensation for the delay. Our objective is to evaluate the Postal Service’s management of the HCR late trip payment process. The scope of this project is a nationwide review of HCR late slip payment data during fiscal years 2021 to 2022.

Start Date:
Monday, October 3, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
March, 2023

Assessment of U.S. Postal Service Trailer Utilization

The U.S. Postal Service contracts with supplier-operated highway contract routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. Our objective is to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in managing trailer utilization. The scope of this project is a nationwide review of trailer utilization between Postal Service facilities during fiscal years 2020 to 2022.
 

Start Date:
Monday, October 3, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
November, 2022

Opinion on the U.S. Postal Service's Fiscal Year 2022 Reclassified Financial Statements

The reclassified financial statements are the financial statements prepared by federal entities that connect the entity’s general-purpose, financial statement to the government-wide U.S. Government’s financial report. Our objective is to express an opinion as to whether the Postal Service’s Reclassified Balance Sheet, Statement of Net Cost, and Statement of Changes in Net Position present fairly, in all material respects, as of and for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. and pursuant to the requirements prescribed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget. 

Start Date:
Monday, October 3, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
March, 2023

Fiscal Year 2022 Board of Governors' Expenditures

The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, as amended, established the Postal Service’s Board of Governors (Board). The Board directs and controls Postal Service expenditures, reviews its practices and policies, and establishes its objectives and long-range goals. Board policy requires an annual audit of Board expenses by the Office of the Inspector General. In Fiscal Year 2022, the Board incurred over $175,000 in travel, meeting, and other expenses. Our objective is to determine whether travel and miscellaneous expenses of the Board are properly supported, reasonable, and complied with Postal Service and Board policies and procedures.

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