In April 2009, the OIG established the Contract Fraud Investigations Division (CFID), which is responsible for investigating all allegations of fraud within the Postal Service’s programs and operations with a contract award price (individual or aggregate) of $250,000 or more, as well as allegations that become national or multi-jurisdictional in nature.

Contract fraud investigations are time-consuming and complex. Outcomes of any significance can take years before they are realized. However, the return on investment for the Postal Service can be even more significant, leading to cost avoidances, restitution, recoveries, and improved processes as well as the suspension and debarment of companies and individuals.