Our New Oversight Role Over the Postal Regulatory Commission
You may have seen we recently published our first audit report on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). It’s a first because we only gained responsibility for oversight of the PRC on October 3, 2022. Why the recent change and what does it mean in terms of our work?
The PRC had its own Office of Inspector General (OIG) from 2007 through October 2, 2022. While much smaller than our office, its mission was similar — to provide oversight aimed at promoting efficiency and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse. But Congress transferred oversight of the PRC to our office in the Postal Reform Act of 2022.