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
Post Offices & Retail Network
The Postal Service operates more than 31,000 retail facilities across the country. This is a huge network, larger than Subway, McDonald’s, or Starbucks. With so many facilities, it’s only natural that serious problems will occasionally interfere with operations.
Every six months as required by the IG Act, the USPS OIG publishes its Semiannual Report to Congress, or SARC. This report is your one-stop shop to get an overview of our work! Hot off the presses, this year’s Spring SARC details what the OIG has been up to in the first half of this fiscal year. From October 2022 through March 2023, we completed 58 audits and white papers, which resulted in 131 recommendations and nearly $259 million in financial impact. These reports covered a wide range of
No one has a crystal ball showing what the future will bring. That’s why when people invest, they often try to diversify their funds across a range of options. Some investments may end up below average while others excel, but hopefully they will balance out, providing a good overall return while maintaining the safety of the initial investment.
Every year in May, the nation observes National Police Week. It’s a time to remember and honor the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of those officers was Special Agent Greg R. Boss, who served with us at the Office of Inspector General for five years. Greg joined us in 2000 as an auditor before training for and transitioning to a special agent role in 2004. On November 8, 2005, Greg was returning home from duty in his law enforcement vehicle.