The overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees work conscientiously to move the nation’s mail to its proper destination. Unfortunately, a small number of employees abuse the public’s trust by delaying or stealing the mail. It is the job of OIG special agents to identify dishonest employees and take proper investigative steps to have them prosecuted and removed from the Postal Service.

During the reporting period from October 2017 through September 2018, OIG special agents conducted 1,262 internal mail theft investigations, resulting in 425 arrests, 1,160 administrative actions, and approximately $2.9 million in monetary benefit for the Postal Service.