An Rx for the Postal Service: Opportunities in Health Benefits
Ideas Worth Exploring
Did you know the U.S. Postal Service plays a significant role in contributing to the health and wellness of the people it serves? While many of you likely rely on the Postal Service to bring prescription medications to your doorstep on an ongoing basis, there are numerous other important – if lesser known – roles the Postal Service plays. These include the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, semipostal stamps providing awareness to and financial support for health issues, and
Have you ever tracked a piece of mail and noticed it seems to be taking a not-so-direct journey? This sometimes happens when the Postal Service mistakenly sends mail to the wrong facility. But why does this happen, and how often? We sought to answer those questions in a recent audit report. Mail can get misrouted for several reasons. For example, postal employees may forget to remove old routing labels from reusable trays and bags. Or mail bins fill up at sorting machines, and the overflow can
The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of America’s postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. The USPS OIG achieves its mission of helping maintain confidence in the postal system and improving the Postal Service’s bottom line through independent audits and investigations. Audits of postal programs and operations help to determine whether the programs and operations are efficient and cost-ef...