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About the Audit Asks . . . Project Pages:

This site provides a forum to discuss ongoing audits of the U.S. Postal Service, performed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). We encourage you to share your ideas, concerns, and observations in the comments section associated with each audit project. You may also send any documents you may have concerning each individual audit to  auditprojects@uspsoig.gov.

About Pushing the Envelope blog:

We are sponsoring this blog to facilitate an ongoing dialog on relevant issues affecting the Postal Service. We intend to gather and enrich ideas from a large number of perspectives to address emerging issues and attack critical challenges facing the Postal Service. We will also use this tool to explore complex postal issues that are sometimes misunderstood.

We invite participation from Postal Service employees and customers, other Inspectors General, as well as colleagues from international posts and their audit and investigative organizations. Our goal is to add further value to the Postal Service, and we want to hear from you.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy and disclaimer. We encourage your participation in our forums and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.